Monday, August 30, 2010


(Someone gave me permission to use this photo and I can't remember who it was!)


Yes! Of course you can watch me take my bath!
I'm not one to be shy!
But you must promise not to laugh
At my beard as you go by!
I know the rest of me is brown,
And the beard is quite a shock,
But you'll find that my relations
Look the same in our little flock.
The yellow is remarkable,
Bright as the rising sun,
And of all the beards on all the birds,
Mine is he brightest one.
I've a little bit of Easter
Tucked underneath my chin!
I'm just about to wash my beard!
Please stay while I dunk it in!
                          Not me!


My Dad had rheumy eyes; the tears kept dropping.
The winter winds caused many bouts of mopping.
But he was old; that's how it had to be.
And what had rheumy eyes to do with me?

My Mum had folds of loose and crinkly skin
That hung and quivered underneath her chin.
But she was old; that's how it had to be.
And what had turkey-necks to do with me?

Now I've discovered I have reached the stage
Of realising I'm 'a certain age'.
The eyes from Dad, the turkey-neck from Mammy!
It isn't fair! I got a double whammy


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog! Your comments are gracious indeed:)

I must admit, I always steered clear of the rhymes because I felt such constraint when trying to close each line but you manage to make each line flow so well. No small feat! Thank you for visiting and I look forward to taking more time in browsing your blog and the rest of our group:)

Deborah said...

I just loved both of these, but the little yellow beard one is going to make me smile all day :o)
Thank you for your lovely comment, I'm looking forward to reading more!

Kay L. Davies said...

Is there really a brown bird with a bright yellow beard like that? Can only be in Australia, right? I tried and tried to find it by Googling and couldn't. I love the masked face and pale tummy.
Well, it is certainly perfect for Mellow Yellow Monday anyway. Adorable picture.

Linnea said...

Love these. That little bird is too cute!