Birdy had such a handsome face
In flight he was elegance and grace
As he rested on the beach
He heard a loud screech
Sid Seagull flicked sand in his face.
Sid was loud and uncouth
And strutted with the arrogance of youth
Swinging his hips
And gorging on chips
He teased Birdy for being long in the tooth!
Birdy challenged Sid to a race
The seagull laughed in his face
With my youth and my size
I’ll easily take first prize
But his boasting was sadly misplaced!
As Birdy flew high in the sky
Sid regretted pecking that meat pie
With all the chips and the bread
He felt as heavy as lead
He couldn’t leave the ground if he tried!
Birdy was not one to boast
He won doing what he loved most
Flying along with the breeze
Above the crystal blue seas
He loved his life on the coast.
Poem by Judy E. Martin
Birdy McBirdface hopped in for a brief bit of silliness ……..
Judy’s poem resonates with me as we have a real problem with gulls swooping down to scoff any food you might have about your person and pestering you if you sit on the harbour wall with a juicy handful of fish and chips.