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  When Phoebe Came Callin
by Mr. Ed
Saturday, June 19, 2010
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“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer;

It sings, because it has a song.”


Maya Angelou



It was just around dawn

When my wife woke me

She really wanted to know

“Who The Heck is Phoebe?”


“Huh?!” I soon whispered

Wearily sitting up in our bed

“Someone keeps calling Phoebe;

Go Find Out Who That Is, Mr. Ed!”


I crawled out of bed, rubbing my eyes

And I sat at our window, listening intently

There was nothing out there, except silence

Then I soon heard: “Phoebe, Phoebe, Phoebe!”


I now laughed out loud, looking at my spouse

And said, “Why, it’s Phoebe, herself, out there;

She’s an old friend of mine, Mean Tall Woman,

I sure do hope that you have some food to spare!”


“What? Where the heck is this old friend of yours from?

Why is she here at this hour, and what should I feed her?”

“My dear old friend, Phoebe, just arrived here, from Florida,

And she really loves Flies, Spiders, and Delectible, Juicy, Worms!”


I laughed again, and dragged my wife to the windowsill

Where I pointed out the beautiful little bird on our lawn

“You really can be quite a jerk!” my spouse now chirped

“Shh! And listen up! She really loves to sing out, at dawn!”


“Phoebe! Phoebe! Phoebe!”again sang our tiny gorgeous visitor

A wondrous Eastern Phoebe, who had flown up here from the south

“I sure hope that you have some nice juicy insects for her, in the fridge.”

“I sure do, Mr. Jerk, and I have some for you.  Now, Open Your Mouth!”


It was just around dawn,

When my wife woke me;

She really wanted to know,

“Who The Heck is Phoebe?”



©2010, A Real Amused Mr. Ed


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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/21/2010
Very cute tale,Ed!!! The imagery is hilarious.....Don't you just love it when Nature comes to visit!

Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 6/20/2010
I too, am real amused. Cute!

Reviewed by jude forese 6/20/2010
always appreciate and enjoy reading your work ...
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 6/20/2010
Well PeeWee, what can I say for the birds!!! (LOL)

EDvard Ole Brother

Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 6/20/2010
I enjoyed this, Ed..clever work. I always enjoy your nature writes-
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/19/2010
Well she asked for it and so did you. I hope you have a separate worm fridge. Patrick
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/19/2010
You are so clever ~ this is delightful and hilarious!
I just adore birds, the little dinosaurs ~
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/19/2010
Good for Phoebe! Are you sure she wasn't saying, "Feed me"?

Just delightful, Ed.

Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/19/2010
Cute one Ed. I watch from my deck and admire their beauty as they sing as if to thank me for their food. Another great write.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/19/2010
Such a thrill when they come singing again..I was excited the other day when I saw Rosie return (Rose Breasted Grossbeak)
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 6/19/2010
Lovely poem. I seldom receive such visits from friends but they don’t come from far away places like Phoebe. They just come down from nearby trees to take breakfast with us. We as a family feed birds every morning. I like how they keep time. At around 7:00 A.M the first batch arrives. They bring joy to the whole family. They remind us of the birds we had left behind when we fled from war.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/19/2010
Delightful poem, Ed; well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 6/19/2010
thanks for good laugh Ed..sure it has an element of love for 'who's phoebe.. Best wishes..neerja
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/19/2010
enjoyed the read, it is a bob white at my house, between it and the mocking bird there is no sleeping in

Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 6/19/2010
Surely a better song than this visiting crow out here , nice one Ed!
Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/19/2010
SOOOO, you got a girlfriend other than Mean Tall Woman & if I were her, your wife, I would feed you some worms...e
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/19/2010
Love it wonderful when we can share a part of nature with someone we love...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 6/19/2010

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