Song of Sixpence

Image copyright: Roger Bultot

Image copyright: Roger Bultot

Over the millennia we creatures of the earth have learnt how best to live with each other. Of course things aren’t perfect; there are still humans that like to shoot tusked animals and there are still animals that like to eat humans. Hunting seems to be one of those genetic things we haven’t yet resolved.

But a lot of compromise does occur – tigers tend to tell their young to keep clear of human habitation, humans forgo land for protected game parks.

Oh, and once a year blackbirds will sacrifice four and twenty of their top singers for the king’s pie.


Written for Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ weekly 100 word challenge.

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18 Responses to Song of Sixpence

  1. I could never understand that rhyme. How could the birds remain alive if the pie was baked? I guess the baked crust is put on top of the birds or you’re just not supposed to think too much about it. Well done, Patrick. 😀 — Suzanne

  2. I think peace always come at a price… might be worth a sacrifice.

  3. Dear Patrick,

    Very clever. Well done.



  4. gahlearner says:

    I had to look up the song, but now that I know: great fun. At first I thought the poor birds were eaten.

  5. Mike says:

    Smiling all the way to the pie.

  6. Love it Patrick! Can you imagine?

  7. Sandra says:

    I like a spot of altruism… especially amongst blackbirds.

  8. subroto says:

    Looks like we were on a similar track this week. Mine was more facetious, yours more thoughtful. Nicely done.

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