A Little Bird

A Little Bird

A newly egg hatched baby bird has fallen from its nest,
Only to face the greatest challenge of survival test.
Beneath the tall tree a mother cat sees her fallen prey,
Helpless to fly and perhaps will not live to see the day.

She smiles knowing that an easy meal awaits on the ground,
And she walks slowly knowing there is no one around.
The feathered baby separates itself from the broken shell,
Uncoordinated as it stumbles unknowing that from the tree it fell.

The feline finds the little bird and sniffs and licks the tiny treat,
She looks intensively and sizes up how much will be of meat.
Between her jaws she picks it up and takes it to a favorite place,
Then she gently drops it down as the baby looks at her face.

“Tweet, tweet, — tweet, tweet,” chirps the tiny infant at what it sees,
“Meow, meow, — meow, meow” answers mother cat as though she agrees.
The four footed mother continues to clean the feathers until it’s ready,
To put it between her teeth and transport it as she paces steadily.

The furry cat takes the little bird to the owner that treats her well,
She climbs on a porch chair and uses her pawn to ring the door bell.
Out comes an old lady that picks both of them up and walks inside,
And she asks the baby bird, “Well, how did you enjoy the ride?”

Copyright © Oscarelizondo Monday November 30, 2009 12:02 PM

Currently unavailable for purchase

A children’s poem to enjoy.


  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 5 years ago

    ohhh,, this made me so smile,, love,, love,, love it my friend,, belongs in a childs book about life, and lessons,, the circle of life,, live and let live,, love thy neighbor and enemy.. respect all… I could go on and on about this one,, what an inspirational write around the holidays,, of love and charity,, warmth and home,, love linmarie

  • Thank you for such warm comments. I wrote this to go along with a story I wrote entitled, “A Little Bird Grows Up” . I put it in the childrens section and I used to read it to my students in class. I would protray the little bird and I made the effort to speak as though he was telling the story. My emotions went into every word, and they would laugh and they never got enough of it. I must have made about five hundred copies when everyone in school found out about it. Oh, sorry, I got carried away with that. Anyways, they all wanted me to write a poem too, and I promised them that someday I would. Well, I retired, but I always made it a habit to fullfill my words, so I have finished another chapter in my life. Thank you so much for your comments that make me feel special. I apprieciate them so much. Stay the course, and may these holidays bless you even more.

    – oscarelizondo

  • Yvonne Churchley
    Yvonne Churchleyalmost 5 years ago

    What a lovely story for a child to learn we can all live together no matter our differences
    An amazingly clever poem Oscar :)

  • I did write a story about this little bird in the childrens section called “A Little Bird Grows Up”. Thank you so much for your warm comments, it gives me great joy to know of your wisdom to do the things you speak about. Again, thank you for your time.

    – oscarelizondo

  • warmsoul
    warmsoulalmost 5 years ago

    This a great poem Oscar. It made me smile.

  • I wrote this poem that goes along with the story I wrote about, “A Little Bird Grow Up”. I used to read it to my students when I was a teacher. I would change my voice to reflect the actions and words of the little bird itself. Thank you for enjoying my work, you make me happy with your warm comments, and so I thank you again, and again.

    – oscarelizondo

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearalmost 5 years ago

    thanks so much for the warm smiles oscar ;) xoxox ♥

  • oscarelizondo
    oscarelizondoalmost 5 years ago

    Glad I could see you smile. Thanks

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Oscar, oh, this brought big smiles and a song to my heart. Life lessons to be learned and payed forward to many out there. Live, love, appreciate, accept and support eachother. I found and read the story that goes along with this poem and shall comment shortly. Thank you for being the good soul you are in life. Big hugs and smiles from across the miles…Cheers!, Lisa =)XO

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.