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 work as administrative support in the Oklahoma State University Art Dept. For the past few years, I have been responsible for finances, paperwork, and other decisions for my parents who lived in Texas. Working now to finalize everything after Father's death in 2012 and Mother's death in 2013. I also keep busy blogging, writing children's books, and occasionally shooting commercials. I live in Oklahoma, USA. I have three wonderful grandchildren. I am a teacher, writer, actor, singer. . . and whatever else I can manage.
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