Vertebrates with feathers and tails

Reptiles with their shiny scales

Birds of which that range in size

Returning cycles that comprise

 

Solid seal, protective shell

Danger near, seek to repel

Contained therein with varied roles

Porous eggs of tiny holes

 

Nest of twigs, eggs to hide

Incubate the birds inside

Predators across the land

Hiding place beneath the sand

 

Born to hunt, equipped with age

Acquired mate, there to engage

Age’s grand of which to reach

Return journey to their beach 

 

Storks upon the solid sticks

Within the nest of feeding chicks

Frozen wasteland of no nest

Penguin pouches, eggs to rest

 

Giant fans attract a mate

Tail feathers, peacocks shake

Birds of tropics, colours bright

Such a ray of sheer delight

 

Written by Geraldine Taylor ©

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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