Strutting His Stuff


He’s all that
and that
bag of chips,
one for his shoulder
and one for his bright-eyed tail.

He’s turquoise
and turned,
poised and ready
for his runway show,
decked out in his finest feathered trails.

He’s pride
and prejudiced
to think he’s every
-thing the world needs
and more. She’s quite sure he’s wrong.


Toads has us pondering peacocks. 😉 





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11 Responses to Strutting His Stuff

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    By the way, a flock of peacocks/hens is called an “ostentation” or a “muster.”
    MAN do I love the bird naming people for their creativity and senses of humor!

  2. gillena says:

    Ohhhhhh, he is certainly no bird. Nice write De
    Luv the note about the group of peacocks

    Much love …

  3. Jim says:

    I hope she will do something constructive to help him. Very clever, De.
    She’s wise
    and very smart
    Smarter than Wikipedia
    Webster and Mother Earth mag combined
    We’re tired of his boasting and glad she took charge.

  4. She may have a point.

  5. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Ha! Nice ending, which immediately socks home the metaphor.

  6. sanaarizvi says:

    Ha! I adore that closing line, De 😀

  7. …and he’s stinky, and he’s messy, or so my dad tells me after he worked at job for a man with peacocks

  8. kaykuala h says:

    to think he’s every
    -thing the world needs
    and more

    He’s everything regal and elegant much to the point of being intimidating!


  9. the beginning and ending lines are perfect “bookends” for this clever poem…

  10. Shawna says:

    Love that opening …

    “He’s all that
    and that”

    Also this:

    “He’s turquoise
    and turned”

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