Animal poems - Peacock
... confident, colorful, dancer
The peacock has,
I tried to count them,
but there were just too many.
Each one was an eye,
staring at me.
Each one had meaning,
spoken clear and confidently.
The peafowl are great dancers,
they don't know the meaning of shy.
They have pride and confidence in mountains,
they dream higher than the cloud speckled sky.
The peacock's train,
is a colorful display.
The peahen heeds notice,
has he come here to play?
Yet even this performer,
as colorful as a full bodied rainbow.
Has a chink in its feather plated armor,
that could easily end the show.
This socialite domesticated diva,
For all its beauty and grace.
Has a voice as ugly as a muddy boot,
it's call is a forest of disgrace.
Yet even with a flaw,
this proud bird owns it all.
The peacock's plumage lights up the stage....
It sees the past, the future and it dances like royal empires... steeped in rich tradition.
Charles Darwin is the first in the audience to stand up and applaud.
-- by Andrew Noske