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The Fable of Two Birds: a Poem

Updated on July 30, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living, and a devoted practitioner of many techniques enhancing personal evolution.

It May Be Prudent to Remember That Owls Work the Night Shift
It May Be Prudent to Remember That Owls Work the Night Shift

In a mighty kingdom very far away

lived this wisest bird in entire wood,

hunting most of night, sleeping most of day

this owl was known for patience and a happy mood.

Along came new neighbor to the branch above

and strange was the way he kept yapping

some birds would say it was about love

until he revealed it was called "rapping".

Audience soon gathered to listen to the rapper,

while sleepy owl couldn't help her yawning

then she even dozed off to miss her supper

but then stayed up straight till the next morning.

Insulted got our rapper by this yawning bird

showing no respect for his artistic chanting,

so he asked the owl if she was a kind of nerd

and continued fussing, and cussing, and ranting.

Owl was listening calmly, thinking that was rap

then flew up few branches right above that rapping,

and when he was done, with everyone clapping,

she dropped on the rapper some rewarding crap.

Now, moral of the story for all to know

is about music that has to be right

sometimes dynamic, sometimes slow,

for listening at days, or listening at night.

But no matter what, don't let it be rap

for those working day, or those working night,

if you don't want reward to look like a crap,

so play real music, and keep it light.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      MsDora---I am glad you liked it.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 4 months ago from The Caribbean

      Good story. Good moral. Lighthearted, funny and an interesting read.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      Dana---It is on my list of hubs, and the only one with the word "music" in its title.

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      Dana Tate 4 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Is the other hub on hubpages? If so, I'll search for it.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      Dana---I am not allowed to advertise my hubs here, but just to mention, I wrote something in a greater detail in one of them---easy to recognize by its title.

      Well, I agree about "tolerating" it---I learned to tolerate any of this modern stuff they call music by mistake. I also tolerate the noise coming from a motorcyclist revving his engine at the red light.

      But "liking" is another story. Sounds produced on instruments or vocally should have a tune to it, otherwise it's like a bunch of jungle people dancing around the fire and chanting something.

      No wonder even owls have a hard time adjusting to it.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      Paula---Thank you, well, this is a modest contribution when compared to all that coming from your unmatchable sense of humor. Have a great weekend, my friend.

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      Dana Tate 4 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      This reminds me of how as a kid my mother would hear the music I was playing and sigh-" They just don't make music like they used to" Now, I say the same thing when I hear the music of the young people today. I think "My, their songs have no meaning" I thought the poem was too cute! I have learned to tolerate the artistic creativity of others.

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      Paula 4 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Lmao!! There's a wise owl who has excellent taste in music! How convenient it would be if we could all just move to the upper branch to leave droppings of our "disapproval!" LOL! This is my dash of humor for today! I have a rule that no day is complete without at least one episode of laughter!!

      Most of the time I crack up at myself. It's nice of you to contribute to the cause!.....Peace, my friend ~ Paula

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa, This is clever and cute.