Poem A Day Challenge – Day 22

Today’s challenge was to write a fable poem. A fable is a story that conveys a moral, usually told with animal characters.  This one had me stumped but I could hear my Mom’s voice in my ear with her wise advice doled out when we were kids, and was able to come up with this story:

Mourning doves whisper
The new slender-of-tail
girl in their midst
is causing
a whole lot of flurried fluttering
And sky shaking
Noticed by too many

The queen hen perched on a wire
is already busy sharing stories
A woo-woo-woo lament
Difficult to separate
Truth from fiction

They turn their curved backs
And flock off
Only
one
stays behind
where the new little dove cries

She remembers her
Mama’s whispers
Don’t say anything
You don’t want repeated

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