Far away in the jungles
where the green grass grows,
lived families of Mynas
their nest in rows.

They were friends and foes
who played and fought for fun.
But when it came to the enemy
they stood together as one.

One morning they were surprised
a strange creature there to find.
Loud, noisy with strange scary ways
a being like that…seemed a ferocious kind.

Mynas in the Jungle [Illustration by Anup Singh]
Mynas in the Jungle [Illustration by Anup Singh]

Eager to befriend the new
an excited bunch toward it flew
But lo and behold! what did they see?

the creature cutting their home on trees.

So sadly the mynas flew very far away
and have not returned to this very day
Now…. where the green grass once grew
stands a cement jungle with birds very few.

130 words | 1 minutes
Readability: Grade 4 (9-10 year old children)
Based on Flesch–Kincaid readability scores

Filed under: poems
Tags: #jungle, #green grass, #mynas

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