Poets and Pigeons
by John Stevens

( 2P or not 2P)

Poets and Pigeons,
two P’s in a pod.
Some are very humble
Others think they are god.

Throw them a few crumbs
and they will peck at your feet.
They’re a most grateful lot
That you will ever meet.

If the morsel is really great
They will eat out of your hand.
Pecking MORE than they can stand.

They jockey for position
on the feeding chart each day.
Numbers, NUMbers, NUMBERS
Is there any other way?

Some pigeons stand afar
not risking getting close.
Others land on your head
In hopes they get the most.

There are those who flutter by
and leave deposits in your hair.
“There are better morsels just ahead”
As they develop a pigeon stare.

They envision better food ahead,
like cows at the wires.
It’s always tastier over there
Turns out more like briers.

And so it goes in pigeon world
Juking along making their mark
(or is that leaving their mark)
Showing other where to find
Crumbs in the vast poet (pigeon)park.

So there you have the 2P order
Oh! I think this could be me.

Or not.
Aug 2010
This has been sitting in the hopper
too long. Started this before the yogurt
hit the fan… here.
Nov 14, 2010


One Comment to “Poets and Pigeons”

  1. admin says:

    Hello Poetry
    JT-TJ Nov 14, 2010
    I like it John, this is great!! lol
    Your very imaginative and creative!

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    Thanks JT. I thought about adding more but kicked it to the curb.

    JT-TJ Nov 14, 2010
    You should… I thought is was sounding great and would love to read it finished!

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    I will give it another look. Thanks JT

    JT-TJ Nov 14, 2010
    Sure, glad I could help… lol

    JT-TJ Nov 14, 2010
    Sounds great John! I’m glad you finished it!!!

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    Thanks JT
    Louis Brown Nov 14, 2010
    Very entertaining. Strong write, John.

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    What can I say. I’m a pigeon. Thanks Louis
    Raitch Nov 14, 2010
    really enjoyed this write john , i like it when a poem puts asmile on my face :0)

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    Any suggestions? Hummm? I guess I will finish it. Glad it gave you a smile.

    Raitch Nov 15, 2010
    i quite like it the way it is John
    Neva Flores Nov 14, 2010
    I enjoyed this John :)

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    Neva you are a Poet (pigeon) of the highest kind in my book. (I had written ‘caliber’ but changed it because some wiseguy would say ‘higher the caliber the bigger the bore’ which does not apply here)
    Thanks… you are a gem.

    Neva Flores Nov 14, 2010
    someone once asked me if I was the pigeon or the statue……my response……….but I want to be the sky!

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    some days I feel like the bug. Other days I am the windshield. You are funny.

    Neva Flores Nov 14, 2010
    Some days I’m the ball cuz I don’t want to be the glove!

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    That one is new to me. I like it.
    I finished it.
    Lily Mae Nov 14, 2010
    I love it.. :)

    John Stevens Nov 14, 2010
    Much grass Lily Mae. If you watch pigeons they are a strange lot. Gentle, loving…..
    Flower Scent Nov 15, 2010
    I enjoyed reading this poem,i’m glad i got to read it,lol!great work!

    John Stevens Nov 15, 2010
    We all need to look at ourselves now and then. Thanks for reading and LOLing AB.
    Mari Nov 16, 2010
    Somedays we’re the pigeon and somedays we’re the statue! John, I love this finely penned metaphoric write, flecked with humour and wit! A strong write so finely expressed and so uplifting to read. I have enjoyed reading this finely honed poetic gem very much, John and I thank you for sharing it with me. I wish you a very blessed and wonderful day – enjoy! Blessings & Light, Mari

    John Stevens Nov 16, 2010
    When I started it was a fun write. Thanks Mari
    Yelena M Nov 17, 2010
    Great poem, John, enjoyed. :)

    John Stevens Nov 17, 2010
    Thanks much Yelena

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