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Gertie, The Ostrich
by Annabel Sheila

Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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After a visit to the zoo with my grandson, Max, on the weekend, this gorgeous ostrich (that I named Gertie) simply begged me to tell her story....giggle....


 

 
 
Gertie, the ostrich, a fine old girl
As curious as she could be!
Stretched her neck as high as she could
To see all that she could see!
 
Gertie liked to people watch
When the humans came to the zoo,
To visit the tigers and monkeys and bears
And all of her other friends too!
 
She’d struggle to maintain composure
While she stared every one of them down!
But she couldn’t keep the smile from her face
For they looked like little clowns!
 
Humans were short, with beady eyes
Feathers on only their heads!
And where they should have glorious beaks
Was a hole in their face instead!
 
It seemed to her, they were nature’s mistake
And she laughed every time they came!
Happy that she was an ostrich
And all creatures don’t look the same!
 
 

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Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/4/2011
THIS IS GREAT! ENJOYED...IMMENSELY! SUCH AN UNIQUE POINT OF VIEW ...AND YOU KNOW WHAT? I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT IT, BUT WE 'ANIMALS'? PROBABLY DO LOOK PRETTY 'ODD' TO THE OTHER...ANIMALS? THANKS FOR SHARING, ANNABEL AND...THE PICTURE OF GERTIE IS FANTASTIC! LOVE, BLESSINGS & FAITH...JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 6/20/2011
..thru an ostrich's eyes..love it Anna!
Reviewed by Daniel Keith 6/11/2011
Love this one. I have always wondered if animals could talk, what would they say about us. This one gave me a good laugh. May God bless you every day of your life.

Daniel
Reviewed by Linda Hill 6/9/2011
Annabel,
Very cleverly written, now we all know what the ostrich thinks when he looks at US. Excellent work!

Many blessings,
~Linda
Reviewed by Paul Judges 6/9/2011
Well done !
Reviewed by Andy Turner 6/8/2011
Fantastic and so very unique!
Out of the mouth of babes.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/8/2011
Lovely write, light and uplifting...one to read the grandkids for sure.
fee
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 6/7/2011
Nature doesn't make many mistakes. Gertie is wise. Patrick
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 6/7/2011
Unbelievably cute poem that simply had to tickle Max.
Matter of fact, the entire concept sounds like a great concept for a children's book.
Your friend; Mark
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 6/7/2011
This is as cute as can be. Thanks for the picture too.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 6/7/2011
lol. This is brilliant. I love it. Such a unique perspective. Liz
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/7/2011
This is sweet and we often look at ourselves and laugh Annabel.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 6/7/2011
What a charmer!
Nice rhythm to this adorable write.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/7/2011
Oh my this is so precious ... what a delight to read sweet lady...Hugsss...
Reviewed by Sally Carter 6/7/2011
Very charming, and I love the way you have captured the apparent smile on the ostrich's face. Yes, indeed, humans must look very strange to the bird world!
Reviewed by Laura Fall 6/7/2011
A delightful write indeed Laura
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/7/2011
This is so good and happy and deliriously ingenuous. Gertie's a charmer . . .



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