BIRDYJOSH AND BIRDYLU
A Paper Birds' Story
(Condensed In a Poem)
(c) Mirta Oliva
I folded the paper time and again
And so you were born, my Origami paper bird
BIRDYLU was your name - and you flew and you played
Your eyes always calling for a handsome paper mate
So I went right along and folded paper again
And soon he was born, BIRDYJOSH was his name
The pair was in love, I noticed one day
Thus I prepared a wedding for the sweet paper birds
My prayers were answered, you flew in the room
staring through the window at the green leaves and blooms
I only knew then they‘d be leaving my den
But I’d always be watching both birdies and hatchlings.
To get seeds and other goodies they'd get out of the roost
safeguarding their 'lil bodies by the light of the high moon
The birds built their nests - the chicks came and went
And Boxer my cat would not go near them
For it happened one day, BIRDYLU was surprised
a feathered-chick had arrived - It really blew her away!
With only one worm - what was she to do?
When two little beaks were begging for food!
It was then that I told her, you must feed both birds
The one with the feathers and the one of papier
So BIRDYLU fed both chicks and soon they would play
Minding not a bit of what they were made
And when the time was near for the feathered little chick
To join her own breed, I saw more than one tear . . .
All birds shared the forest very close to my backyard
So they would see each other by the silver moon at night
One day I arranged
a big party in the skies
What a sight, what a night,
I could not believe my eyes!
With the colors of the rainbow more chicks were born
They all lived in harmony, they all shared the fun
And BIRDYJOSH and BIRDYLU, dressed in red, green and blue
remained always together, forever true . . .
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A STAR NAMED "D"
A luminous star shines in the skies
She is not alone, but there she lies
Looking about and around...
Oh, how we rejoice to have just found
her tiny twinkles pointing down
forever watching her prior loving grounds.
Her name is "D"
No star beams so free
yet, there she is for all to see...
With no regrets, forever at peace
She lived indeed a noble life
so full of glee...
Lovingly by M. Oliva -
AT THE END OF THE DAY...
IT HAPPENED AT THE HORSE RANCH
It happened during a company-sponsored trip to a horse ranch which included lunch on location plus various activities such as trail horse riding, the theme of this anecdote.
As we gathered together for... (will be continued...)