'Love', They Squawked!
'Love', They Squawked!2 mins 13.3K 2 mins 13.3K
I carried them,
With my tender fingers
Wrapped around the holder
Of their home
And placed them
On the side of open windows.
I jumped in excitement
Of having found a companion -
Two, to be particular -
Who went dumb
When subjected to the novel!
I kept talking with them
As they slowly got habituated.
I kept looking at them
As my heart quickly fell for their beauty.
Let the man preach more and more about
The beauty of inner beauty!
Let the eyes and heart get glued time and again
To the instantly catchy!
Painted blue all their body,
With black and white stripes on their back,
Eyes on either side of their yellow tinted beak
And behaviour, dynamic,
They swallowed my time pretty easily!
I stayed away from them
Giving them the privacy
They seemed to need.
They chirped loud at times
And I ran, to hear them, closer.
Before I could settle,
They would sense my coming
And turn a silent student
Hearing the steps of a strict teacher
That I was not!
And they became familiar
To my footsteps.
We were then in talking terms
And I started shooting questions
That had stayed in my head
Their answers were mostly smart,
Owing to the dumbness of the question.
Their actions were all interpretable now,
As mine were to them!
As the questions got older in number,
My heart got lighter with the perception
Of solved riddles.
"One final sequence of wonders",
I said and continued,
"Don't you get bored all day?
What is your philosophy for life?
What makes the world go round for you?",
I watched them blink often
And their webbed feet clung
Tighter to the base,
As I completed.
Gently, one came closer to the other
Tilted its upper part of the body
One of the very few intimacies
I could appreciate!
They then squawked at me in anger -
At my slow-witted nature -
A very short one syllable squawk,
What else would Love birds impart!