For Sadje’s What Do You See? photo prompt.


I sometimes get asked why I don’t write more poetry. If you read this you’ll discover why!

Here goes –


If I was a bird

and wanted some kids

I’d build me a nest

from sticks and some twigs

          – that reminds me of a corny joke I once heard – where does a  Russian bird sleep? In a commu-nest!

I’d lay me some eggs

three maybe four

A spare one too

‘case one drops on the floor

          – I dropped a box of eggs in the supermarket yesterday. Honestly, I’m not yolking!

Then I’d sit and I’d sit

and I’d sit and I’d sit

Bored and restless

and sleeping a bit

          – at least if birds had mobile phones, they could tweet!


a shell will crack

And there it will be 

my first baby chack chick

          – what did the egg say to the comedian? You crack me up! Not funny? All-white!

Then one by one 

the others are born

One in the evening

the others at dawn

          – I wonder if birds give their chicks names? Flick, Mick, Dick, Roger… 

I’d fly here and there

finding some food

to fill up the tums

of my hungry brood

         – if you thought the puns couldn’t get any worse … what do you call a clever omelette? An egg-head!

In no time at all

they’ll be ready to fly

Nice to have had them

farewell and goodbye!


And there you have it, a poem. I did warn you!



Original image credit; Tivasee Pexels

35 thoughts on “Groan!

  1. Sadje Aug 22, 2022 / 13:53

    The life cycle of a mom bird in a nutshell! I like your poem very much Keith. Thanks for joining in

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Leyde Ryan Aug 22, 2022 / 15:12

    I ought to be sending you checks in payment for the laughs you provide–thanks, as always! I’m off to bed, chuckling!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mitzi Aug 22, 2022 / 22:31

    Ah, nothing like a bit of whimsy to brighten the day! Loved the poem & the puns were fantastic!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. hilarymb Aug 23, 2022 / 11:02

    Hi Keith – loved it … amusing … cheers Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

  5. elizaseymour Aug 29, 2022 / 08:18

    I don’t normally like poetry, but I love this poem! More poetry should be like this!

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