For some reason I found it entertaining to read this week’s offering out loud in the voice of an aristocratic Sergeant Major, perhaps with a surname like Ramsbottom de Pippington, or something equally grand sounding. It’s not obligatory, but it is fun.
The pigeon had a complex, one could argue rightly so His coos disdained on par with the squawking of a crow His song went unappreciated, in the chorus of the morning Rocks were thrown from down below with very little warning He tried his best to stay forgiving, the humans made it tough He was getting to the point where he’d almost had enough Silver wings aside, he was practically a dove Yet all he got was hatred, where was all the love? His brother and his sister, were baked into a pie Uncle Jim got his head kicked in, now he couldn’t fly He was always fleeing pot shots from a muppet with a gun Who seemed to think it sporting to shoot at him for fun The straw came in the form, of a catapult and stick Which hit him in the eye and made him feel quite sick He retreated to a high up branch, brooded on a plan Trained a squadron of his brethren and the campaign soon began They flew to the town centre where the humans were in droves Did a choreographed display where they looped and swooped and dove The humans pointed upwards staring open mouthed Before long they had gathered quite the admiring crowd When our pigeon was quite sure they had gathered every one He cooed the order to his squadron to drop their brewing bomb In startling synchronicity each bird released its load The crowd cried out in horror as justice was bestowed
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