She told “Petey” of her intentions,
Then, off toward the Mall…she flew;
She had been tied-down…so long,
With her three lively brood!
Oh, they were snug in the nest,
And, “Petey” would keep them warm;
He’d keep an eye on his off-spring,
Be sure that they came to no harm.
Mrs. “Petey”’s take-off was swift,
Straight up…into the air she went;
She ‘circled’…gave a ‘wave’ with her wing,
Then, off…towards the Mall she went.
She needed ‘ideas’…people ideas,
About what triplets would wear…would do;
Surely, there would be some triplets out there,
Maybe not a lot of triplets…but surely a few!
Oh, now the Mall was far below her,
And, a smooth landing…she did make;
Not a single person saw her,
Certainly, not a cat or dog she’d have to shake!
“Ahh, a day at the Mall!”, she squawked,
“I just need some time away”;
But, after four or five hours,
Mrs. “Petey” wondered just ‘why’ she had stayed!
Children…Yes, there were many,
But, not any triplets in sight;
Crying and whining children…everywhere,
With parents breaking up many a fight!
Why had she thought she’d learn something,
Perhaps, just a little bit?
What a mis-adventure…this had been,
This dreadful…SHOPPING TRIP!
Mrs. “Petey” could hardly wait to fly home,
For…she wanted none of this;
She and Mr. “Petey” would do their best,
A happy home…was her only wish.
It was getting a bit dark…outside,
And, crows don’t do well in the dark;
So, Mrs. “Petey” gave one, big jump,
And, into the sky…she soared!
Sometimes what is at ‘home’,
Is the very best that there is;
Sometimes, we need to get away,
Just to see that it really is!
So, when we go shopping,
Let’s always keep this in mind;
Time away…on a SHOPPING TRIP…yes,
But, the real ‘treasure’ at home…we’ll find!
September 26, 2005
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