Woodpeckers like drumming on surfaces that would resonate loudly.  Repetitive drumming or incessant rhythmic tapping is a way for them to proclaim breeding territory or social significance.  Every morning around 6am, we will be awaked by woodpecker’s drumming on our siding.  It is rather annoying especially on weekends when we finally have the luxury to sleep in.  Since woodpeckers in Minnesota are protected by the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and can only be controlled with a Federal depredation permit, there is really not much we can do about it.  These woodpeckers have been living with us since we moved in.   I bet that they have built a huge nest inside the wall of our house.

Anyway, since there is nothing we can do about it and I have nothing to do at the moment, it wouldn’t hurt to write a poem for kids. 





A short poem – Please stop peeping into my world



Tap!  Tap!  Tap!  Are you awake?

Tap!  Tap!  Tap!  Can we play?

No!  No!  No!  Give me a break.

No!  No!  No!  Please go away.


I want to snuggle in my bed.

I am not ready to get up yet.

You are way out of your head

To think I would get up and sweat.


Stop pecking on my wall.

And stop peeping into my world.

This is not a symphony hall.

Your drumming makes me swirled.


I want to stay in my dream.

I am not ready to start the play.

How wonderful the day may seem.

Please keep yourself out of my way.


I want to sleep in a little more.

I like the rhythm of the snore.


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