Saturday, January 06, 2007

A Cheap Bird's Plea

Raechelle's budgie, Gizmo.

A Cheap Bird's Plea
by Joyce Glass


What is it that my life is worth

How much will you pay

To what extent would you go

If I get ill today?



I know I'm not an expensive bird

My cost is fairly cheap

But what is the price you put on life

For something that you keep?



My wings still spread out the same

My heart still has a beat

So why is it that my cousins

Are the ones you hold so sweet?



I cannot help that I was born

Without a golden egg

Will you still take care of me

Or make me plead and beg?



I rely on you to help me

As I can't do it for myself

Will you take the steps needed

Or just put me on the shelf?



So when you walk by me

Please look me in the eye

If it would come down to it

Would I live or die?




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1 comment:

Val said...

Great work.