Penguins are Hurt
The Legend of the Yukky Bird
Once there was a yukky bird.
He hated to fly.
Just yukky jumping was all he liked,
you know, to get fish.
He had feathers and he used his body
like a sled on the frosty ground.
One day he got an idea to change himself
into the hollow log, to make a nest.
There he got yukky habits
to bite and hit hatefully. He was messed up.
Just then he saw a god, you know, of birds.
The god told him you ruin your life
by killing the justice or the birds,
by yukky habits.
He told the penguin he could never fly again.
He had to just sit and watch the eggs hatch,
and that is why penguins can't fly.
Darcy Reed, age 7, 1994