An Often Overlooked Little Buddy – A Riddle

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He’s an unremarkable little friend,

In his habitat the perfect blend.

He can’t sing or dance and is no star,

He loves to eat, to fly and also spar.

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He camouflashes perfectly well

With his surroundings, let me tell.

And still, there’s something very cute

about him, he’s a hoot.

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He exists in all color ranges

Grey and black and brown, it changes!

He eats insects but mostly does he seeds

He’s funny and busy when he feeds.

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Hundreds of species of all his kind

populate the Earth – and I don’t mind.

He’s useful and I don’t understand

why from many backyards he is banned.

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He hops where others proudly walk

He complains where others discretely talk.

He’s got two legs, a beak and a pair of wings

He’s tiny, but the air his in all seasons, particular springs.

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He uses nests and houses to feed his brood

He’s loud, annoying and sometimes rude.

He stays in trees, his spots are narrow,

You might have guessed: It is the sparrow!

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(Copyright, June 2016, Aurora Jean Alexander)

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Picture courtesy of: http://birdsofbritain.co.uk/bird-guide/house-sparrow.asp