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  Peacock Sounds
by Denise Nowakowski
Monday, March 24, 2003
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A neighbour on one side of us has a peacock making noises twenty four hours a day. Friends all around have trouble sleeping yet don't want to be nasty. I wrote this poem and gave it to the owners of the bird.


A hundred times a day he shrieks,


A hundred times a day they cringe,


And yet, nobody dares to say a word,


Not even "that chap" across the street.


They all agree: "It isn't fair!"


For they need rest at night,


Some peace and quiet


To dream and think each day,


Yet, nobody dares to say a word,


Not even "that chap" across the way.


The poor creature "Just wants some loving


to sustain him and to fulfill is male desires."


We all know that,


Yet, nobody dares to say a word,


Not even "that chap" across the mat.


Two years or more go by,


He srieks and calls for love's lost possibilities, We have grown older,


Perhaps a little wiser,


Yet, nobody dares to say a word,


Not even "that chap" behind the boulder.


A hundred times a day and during night


We tell each other: "Do something, quick!


Or else I cannot guarantee my sanity!"


Yet, nobody dares to save their friend,


Not even "that chap" around the bend!


So, on and on the birdie shrieks,


What happens now? Nobody knows,


Not even "that chap" out in the sticks.


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Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 8/19/2005

Exceptional piece ....really great .
peace',
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 8/9/2003
Outstanding!
Reviewed by Geraldine Murphy 4/25/2003
'Peacock Sounds' is very good and very well written. It leaves the readers in no doubt of the predictiment. I simply repeat the questions of Elizabeth Lucas-Taylor!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/24/2003
And...your neighbor said.....?
Did it work...?
Cute poem.
~E
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/24/2003
Hahaha Denise this is great...we had a neighbor that had a peacock too....they are so gorgeous..but....don't they ever sleep? I enjoyed this..if you get a note back you will have to post it so we could see what happens..LOL...Floria
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 3/24/2003
wow...lovely write...enjoyed this much...BHUWAN

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