“The great thing about poetry is it can be about anything at all. This one is about the show off in the picture. I hope you like it!”
The Greatest Show-bird
Brevity is not my greatest skill
I yap and chat, my voice is shrill
Whatever the theme, I love to talk
Give me a cracker or I’ll squawk
I’m a stalwart in the pet shop
People love my bright feathery crop
My home is the South American jungle
So, this cage is a bit of a bungle
I’m not talking I’m good at mimicry
Although the swearing is all gimmickry
What am I – apart from a bore?
I’m a blue-and-yellow macaw
Have a great day!