Dueling Worms – A Silly Poem

I saw a robin in the grass –
A worm clasped in its beak.
A second robin plunged to earth
And challenged with a shriek.
 
 
The second robin pecked the ground
Not once, but twice I saw.
A worm appeared within its beak –
All squirmy, round, and raw.
 
 
The two birds stood and faced each other –
Worms in beaks and drawn.
The street was quiet – the wind was still –
A showdown on the lawn.
 
 
I held my breath. The robins stood
Like figures in a frieze.
As if on cue, the sun began
To glimmer through the trees.
 
 
The robins each, in unison,
Convulsed their heads around.
And, like a mirror image, then
They gulped those worms right down.
 
–Dawn Cawthon Behrens
 

About grandawn

I live in Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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