Do Birds of the Feather, Stick Together?

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Is a "Bird in hand, better than two in the bush",

and what other quips, must we all try to push,

Why do "Birds of the feather, Stick together" ,

or "The early bird, gets the worm", so clever?


What is truly an alligator grin, or a loan shark's word,

and "fat as a pig", not so thin, all heard,

As,"crooked as a snake", or "run about like a chicken,

with no head", for goodness sake, poor bird.


What is a "big fish, in a small pond", why pick on critters,

All innocent, and of which we are all so fond,

What is being big, got to do with an elephant's snout,

just what is this lambasting, all about?


When is it alright to malign a gnat, in being so small,

and where to be the intellect in all that, to call?

Why must the "voice of a frog", and to "not make a peep",

seem to make us, as likened, to grazing "sheep?"


As "happy as bed bugs" and "in our rugs, all so snug",

Why point a finger toward the likes of any bug,

With "the eyes of an eagle", and the "grace of a swan",

our list of accusations, go on, "with this con.".


When outside, "it's raining cats and dogs",

Then I'll let the proverbial "cat out of the bag",

The old stork didn't bring this baby home,

and that "slow turtle" in every race, don't always lag.


When "voices roar, like a lion" in the wild zoo,

In these retributions, what a vengeance, as they grew,

The creeping, the crawly, the big and the smalley,

all will descend, as the "bats in the belfry", so do.


In fear of the "monsters of the deep" and in the air,

us humans changed names, in the deepest of despair.

The labels and "cat calls" of such a wrongful nature,

It was well past the time that's more fitting, its caricature.


As "skinny as a rail", and "big as a house",now "fits the bill",

and in not being as "despicable as the proverbial louse."

"The tables have turned", the "Weather changed for the better",

the new wording now. has been all "re-arranged, to the letter."


With "a voice ringing like a bell", "a trumpeting of the truth",

"as pure as the lily", and is not quite so uncouth,

A "sunrise, like sweet petals", and as "red as the rose",

from the "tops of heads, changed, to the bottoms of our toes."





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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

"Birds of the feather"...Is there more to this allusion, than meets the eyes, ears , nose and throats?


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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Very nice..... Fun facts! :)

Doesn't it make you wonder who started all this! Lovely poem, enjoyed it..... Awesome!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks LaThing, I enjoyed putting this together and hope it was entertaining.


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Ryem 4 years ago from Maryland

This is an interesting poem...very fun to read! The way you played with the words on this was awesome!


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Ryem, your response is appreciated and well received.


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craiglyn 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This was fun. It caught my eye because I once had a Red Hat group -and we were called "Birds of a Feather" : )


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Jack von Faust 4 years ago from Denver

Your word-play is awesome! I am also a fan of the abundant use of pictures. This hub is a great verbal and visual experience.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Glad you liked it,craiglyn, I meant for it to be a lighthearted look at a common caricature of almost all in our everyday lives, and especially picking on the critters in so doing. Just in fun.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Jack. I really tried to have a little fun and in a lighthearted way about a common malady of the human condition, that of pinning every negative happenstance in life on other critters rather than taking the justifiable blame upon ourselves and human kind.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

Who nu this was the most creative gathering of words I have read in a long time.. I like the way you just take the cliches.. and captivate .. amazing man bless you bro :)


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Frank, I enjoyed writing this and hope all who get a chance to read it do so. Sometimes the writing that we do can be a lot of fun and give us more experience at creativity. Thanks again for your kind response.


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MsDora 4 years ago from The Caribbean

Quite clever, and a very sophisticated form of humor. Thanks for sharing.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks MsDora. I haven't heard from you in some time. Always glad to hear from you and get your responses that are well appreciated.

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