Thursday, April 9, 2009


Take Down the Bird Feeder

The analogy is absolutely right on . . ..
Maxine tells it like it is!!!!

I bought a bird feeder. I hung
It on my back porch and filled
It with seed. What a beauty of
A bird feeder it is, as I filled it
Lovingly with seed. Within a
Week we had hundreds of birds
Taking advantage of the
Continuous flow of free and
Easily accessible food.

But then the birds started

Building nests in the boards
Of the patio, above the table,
And next to the barbecue.

Then came the poop. It was

Everywhere: on the patio tile,
The chairs, the table ..

Then some of the birds

Turned mean. They would
Dive bomb me and try to
Peck me even though I had
Fed them out of my own

And others birds were

Boisterous and loud. They
Sat on the feeder and
Squawked and screamed at
All hours of the day and night
And demanded that I fill it
When it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even

Sit on my own back porch
Anymore. So I took down the
Bird feeder and in three days
The birds were gone. I cleaned
Up their mess and took down
The many nests they had built
All over the patio.

Soon, the back yard was like

It used to be.... Quiet, serene
And no one demanding their
Rights to a free meal.

Now let's see.

Our government gives out
Free food, subsidized housing,
Free medical care, and free
Education and allows anyone
Born here to be an automatic

Then the illegal came by the

Tens of thousands. Suddenly
Our taxes went up to pay for
Free services; small apartments
Are housing 5 families; you
Have to wait 6 hours to be seen
By an emergency room doctor;
Your child's 2nd grade class is
Behind other schools because
Over half the class doesn't speak

Corn Flakes now come in a

Bilingual box; I have to
'press one' to hear my bank
Talk to me in English, and
People waving flags other
Than 'Old Glory' are
Squawking and screaming
In the streets, demanding
More rights and free liberties.

Just my opinion, but maybe

it's time for the government
To take down the bird
If you agree, pass it on; if not,
Continue cleaning up the poop!

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