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The wind ' do ' blow....Humorous poem

Updated on February 19, 2016
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

Just wanted everyone to know

Oh my Lordy, how the wind ' do ' blow

I'm watching my little birdie's blowing with the flow

It's sixty five degrees

I'd much rather be in a deep freeze

Why can't the weather just slow down and be calm?

Oh Lordy when is it ever ' gonna ' be normal and warm?


Oh how the wind ' do ' blow

I just wanted everyone to know

That I'm sick of this crazy weather

If it keeps on blowing my birdie's won't have one last feather

The feeder is swinging round and round

Knocking my little birdie's smack dab on the ground


The neighbor's sneaky cats are lying in wait

They pounce on my birdie's as if they're bait

The weatherman says that ten thousand people are without electricity, ' ain't ' that a shame?

I reckon I feel sorry, but I'm outside with my broom daring ' them ' cats to come any closer. If they do, they only have themselves to blame.


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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Gals, I did watch a cat sneak up on one of my birds and ate it. It made me so mad. The next time I'll use my broom. Hee. Thank you..

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      Susan Hazelton 

      2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Ruby, I certainly don't blame you for chasing those cats, I'd be right beside you. We having a bit of that wind here.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna. HaHa, I just had to write something. The weather is so crazy, one day 70 degrees then the next 40 and ' The Wind Do Blow. ' 80s sounds wonderful..Thank you..Hugs

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      This is so cute, Ruby. If it's any consolation, it's been windy as hell here in Central Florida for weeks now. However, the temperature is already up in the 80s, so the breeze is very welcome!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ed. HaHa. I'll try, but I ' ain't ' making no promises!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello hari. I like your rhyming comment. Glad you thought it was fun filled. Thank you...

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      ahorseback 

      2 years ago

      Ruby , YOU LEAVE THEM CATS ALONE ! LOL , I feel your pain girl I feel your pain !

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Weather is rough,

      Your love'n'care is enough,

      for feathered pets withering,

      to chirp and be always_exploring.

      Very good happy one you have scripted. I too had been on a lookout for a happy fun filled poetry. Txs ruby.

      - hari

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Peg. I think we have had wind all across America, and it is hard on the birds and critters. All we can do is continue feeding and caring for them. So happy to see you. Thank you much.

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      Peg Cole 

      2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Clever and funny, Ruby, your poem brings vivid images of a blustery day. Loved it. We've had some strong winds around here, too. I was watching a pair of doves clinging to the branches of a little oak tree outside of my kitchen window days ago.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you DDE. So happy you enjoyed.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You shared a beautiful poem.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi manatita. It must have been wonderful growing up in Grenada, never cold and the beautiful music. I'm sure it was a laid-back time and you were blessed to have good parents. Wonderful! And yes, I stopped counting. Hee.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Martie. It is summer for you now and the ants are bad? Yuck.. I guess I can blame my nuttiness on El Nino too. Hee. Take care my friend. Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Genna, a bigger broom. HaHa. I think you're correct about an early spring. It was really warm here today, around seventy, I think. Keep feeding the little rabbits. I wish I had some too. I have squirrels, but the cats know better than to mess with them. I'm so glad you enjoyed this nutty ditty. Thank you..Hugs..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Frank. Frankly I think I've been in the house too long. Hee. I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. Thank you for the cute poem comment...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Theresa. It is beautiful here today. The sun is shinning no wind, who could ask for anything more? I had a ball writing this nutty piece. So glad you came by. Thank You.

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Ha ha, Orchids, eh? How charming! Yes, I hear that some parts are extremely beautiful in Jamaica. Some great touristic resorts. I was born in Grenada, The Isle of Spice. How I loved the tiny village where I was born. But it will take a while to talk about it.

      I give credit to God; my parents, for bringing me up there and blessing me with this wonderful life. Don't stop counting ...chuckle.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello manatita. I guess you know by now that I am in the tropics in my mind all through the winter season. I think I mentioned once that if there is another life before this one, I surely lived somewhere in the tropical area. Jamaica would be wonderful. I visited this beautiful area in the 70's and didn't want to leave. The hotel had orchids lying everywhere and they were not in water! My next BIG one is Feb. 26th and believe me I've stopped counting. Hee. Thank you my dear poet friend.

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      Martie Coetser 

      2 years ago from South Africa

      Down here heat waves and drought

      compel ants and all kinds of pests

      to seek refuge in our birdie's nests....

      El Nino is driving men and mice crazy.

      Take care, dear Ruby!

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I loved this poem...you have such a caring heart for every living thing. I have one of those pesky cats, too. He is black, and waits with his back to the fence, eyes sweeping the ground, waiting for the wild rabbits I feed all year 'round, and the birds looking for worms and a drink from the bird bath that was tightened to ice until just a couple of days ago. He's domesticated, and I have to shoo him away almost daily. I need a bigger broom. There were many birds singing this morning...we're in for an early spring! Hugs, my friend and thank you for this delightful read.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      my goodness this was off the chain good Always.. didn't see this coming from you LOL loved it :)

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      cute poem

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello truthfornow. 76 wonderful! It is warm here too around 60, but it changes over night. I never know. This is a winter never to be forgotten. Thank you much for coming to read this silly dilly...

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      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, my, Ruby, you are whirling around and around keeping your birds safe! We have a bit of a break here in our weather for the past couple of days have actually been so warm and beautiful. I do hope your weather improves soon. Well, it’s close to March and Spring will be here before we know it. I love your poem and its humor hahaha …I can just picture you out there with that broom.

      Blessings

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Yes, my Dear, You seem to struggle with the weather, don't you? So Sorry.

      I'm playing the video and the music is full of vibrancy; zest ...life. Perhaps that's what we need.

      Yes, a humorous one. I like it. Cool!

      When Guruji was still in the body we would sit at the open Aspiration-Ground for hours. NY in April, on a cold spring day was no joke, especially if one was sitting for eight, ten, 12 hours. Now we miss him so much!!

      You're so Caribbean, my Dear, and yes, I've said it before, I know. I tried to swim the English Channel once. They pulled me out after an hour, wrapped me up in blankets and gave me hot drinks. It took quite a while to become cohesive ...

      What's the date of the big one? let me know by post, if better.

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      truthfornow 

      2 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Cute. Crazy weather all around right now. It is 76 here.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Ruchira. So good to see you. I guess the wind was bad all across the country. Maybe that will be the last before spring. I went out in the yard this morning and picked up a barrel of limbs. Thank you. Happy you liked this piece...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Bill. If the weather doesn't get better there's no telling what I'll write! I am long-overdue a quiet, sunny day. We've had threats of tornadoes, floods, hail and now the wind at 60 miles an hour! I agree, them cats better stay away from our birds! Thank you..

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      Ruchira 

      2 years ago from United States

      I too hate such weather. We experienced such strong winds two days ago and boy! so many trees fell, power outages, doors banging, besides the birds even humans were holding to their hats/caps.

      Loved the poem, Ruby

      xoxo

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can just see the crazy lady out in the yard chasing cats away....LOL...we love our birds, obviously, with sixty quail and nine chickens....CATS BEWARE around our place.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Eric. I guess I exaggerated a bit, but I would've been out there if they'd showed up. One cat did catch one of my birds last week and I was watching out my window. I cried like a baby. I love my birds. I'm glad I made you laugh. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Shyron.

      I woke up this morning, all was quiet

      but the dang wind blew all night

      My birdies flew away in pitiful fright

      When I go out to feed em they will be alright

      Them dang cats are gone out of sight

      It's a good thing, cos my broom will fly em like a kite.

      Hee. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Surabhi. I love your comment, it flows like poetry. Yes, winter is not my cup of tea. I love the sunshine and everything it brings, green grass, flowers, humming birds and a pool. Thank you...

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very fun -- truly brought a smile to my face. I can just picture you out there with your broom.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Mike. Are you sure? Ha. I'm getting ready to go to Arkansas to visit my son for a few days. It was 75 there yesterday. The wind has died down. My birdies are happy campers. Thank you....

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Ruby, Ruby my dear sweet gem of a friend

      I do not know when the blowing will end

      And your dear little birdies you no longer have to defend

      Summer will be here in the blink of an eye

      And the blowing wind will make everything dry

      Then it is back to winter so fast it will make you cry

      And the blowing wind will begin again.

      Blessings and hugs to you my dear friend

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      2 years ago

      Oh Lordy!! You miss summer, don't you? Me too. I love sunny days, especially when I open the curtains in the morning and look through my window at the beautiful scene – crimson-orangish Sun spreading here warmest arms. Love… love… love. You poem rhymes so nicely. Enjoyed it!

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Ruby - You are guarding those birds - there must be a country song here somewhere. Cute, funny, timely. Spring will arrive is our new mantra.

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