Friday, May 3, 2013

Cracker

File:Ara ararauna Luc Viatour.jpg
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My name isn't Polly.
I don't speak a word.
I've never met a pirate.
I think sailing sounds absurd.

I don't want a cracker,
despite what you may have heard.
I'd prefer a cracker's finger;
now, who's a pretty bird?

For Hannah's prompt at Real Toads.

13 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! Love this guy!

Susan said...

I'm still laughing!

Fireblossom said...

Oh, I'm cracking up here. Beware of those common misconceptions!

Hannah said...

Love this, Mama Z!! There was this huge atrium restaurant...its been ripped down now but it had live parrots and they were some awful...biting swearing creatures!! Thanks for writing!!

Margaret said...

The first line made me laugh and I didn't stop 'till the very end!

hedgewitch said...

Never assume, eh. Don't know that I'd actually want to taste that finger though.

Susie Clevenger said...

Love it! We so abuse a parrot's sensibilities. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Untamed, hostile to human intrusion... The way it should be.

Brian Miller said...

hahaha...try to touch me with that...and i will take it off...smiles.

Lolamouse said...

LOL!!!

Grandmother said...

What a beautiful creature in the photo. Not to be taken lightly.

Mary said...

This one definitely has personality!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it! "Now who's a pretty bird?" cackle.