From Mimicry to Speech, It’s All the Same

Imitation

Little bird

Hear the mother

Say a word

Any word

.

Little mouth

Opens

Forming shapes

Pushing air

Between lips

The little bird

Wants to try to

.

Mimics

The people turn

Wondering why

This was said

The little bird

Repeats the word

Again and again

Making the people

Turn back

To their world

.

The bird

Still talks

Trying more words

But now

They ignore

He has “nothing”

To say

Even if he now knows

How to speak

They now are the ones

Who don’t

“understand”

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Try to find the bird camoflaged in the picture

One thought on “From Mimicry to Speech, It’s All the Same

  1. It is amazing how quickly we assume that if we don’t understand someone or something or even an animal that it couldn’t possibly make sense. Hehe. Sometimes, if you look straight into a cat’s eyes for a second, its almost eerie how deep they look 🙂

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