Parrot

Red and green
Flamboyant colors
Sitting on the shoulder
Copying everything
The parent
The mother bird
Says
 .
Then flying off
To school
With beak
Wide open
Repeating
In badly phrased
Verbatim
What
The mother bird
Said
 .
When others
Ruffle out their feathers
Saying
It’s not true
That’s rude
Staunchly
Repeating
What the mother bird said
 .
I’ve met these parrots
These children
And adults
Staunchly repeating
Their mother bird’s
Political opinions
And faith opinions
Saying
I will go
To the red
Flames
Of smoky hell
 .
They say these words
With glassy eyes
Green
Innocent
Parrot eyes
Not understanding
What the mother bird
Said

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