Noll's Nip Patch Surprise

The nip patch by my purple plum
is my favorite of spots.

The nip grows sweet,
the flowers deep,
I hides happy in the lot.

December can bring
warmer days, days of slanting sun,

I ventured out,
I made my run
to the place
I dreams about.

It was verily
a patch of brown,
nothing much to munch.

Then a patch of brown
raised from the ground
and made a mighty SQUAWK!

A bright red crown
raised on high,
it made my tail puff out.
I gave a hiss,
I lunged and missed.
The marauder I rout!

He echoed back
and flapped his mighty wings:

A little closer Sir Gallinaceous,
and your pretty neck I'd 'ring!'

But alas and alack,
She recoiled the slack,
And brought me to her side.

She picked me up,
Her "Nolliness"
like a damsel in distress!

I do not know where
the usurper went
or if he knows his crime:

You venture once upon my patch,
I lets the offense slide.
Twice, you amble in my nip,
You're mine!


JC said...

Noll, you survived !!!

Simba said...

What a gorgeous birdie! But for sure it should NOT have been in your Nip Patch, Noll!

Eric and Flynn said...

How dare he go in your nip patch! The evil pheasants like to scare us also. They hide down low in the grass until we nearly step on them, and then they flap up into the air with a fearsome squawking.


Bad Birdie for invading your nip patch! At least he's been warned....

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

that was a lovely poem and a most beautiful bird! Bet he would taste delicious!

The Island Cats said...

You'll get him next time, Noll!

Sparkle said...

I wonder if that bird tastes as good as he looks...

Angel and Kirby said...

You told that birdie who was boss!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Happy New Year dear friends. Hoping 2012 brings you peace, health and joy in abundance. xx