Ugly Chirpy

Chirpy was ugly, her feathers all plucked out, her beak a little crooked , but her eyes were like diamonds, deep and sparking, but no one ever looked in them, kids always threw stones at her and her own flock of birds hated her , unless of course she was needed. It was only then that she was praised and loved only till the task was done, because Chirpy was brave, wise and learned. 

Chirpy used to live in her lonely nest  on a tree which has even less leaves than the feathers on Chirpy’s  body. 

One. Fine evening Chirpy decided to spent the night at another tree, where her friend CooCoo had stationed to for a few days during his migratory trip to the north. The weather was still a little cold these days, the night was crisp and clear , stars glittered in the skies . Chirpy was happy her best friend CooCoo was in town. She left her tree and went to the lush thick tree where CooCoo was staying , She brought him food and made him more at his makeshift nest.  They sat and ate together on the branch , but then suddenly the weather changed . 

The breeze stopped the air became warm and unfriendly, suddenly from a distance they hear a thunder ! It scared them ! Then there was thunder which was so loud that it shook Chirpy’s soul. CooCoo found a safe spot for him self and Chirpy was left out on the branch . It started to rain , the water started to seep into the skin slicing through Chirpy’s heart, and then there came the hailstorm. 

CooCoo was warm, sitting in cozy small pipe. Not bothered about what Chirpy was going through, he was sleeping , singling and chirpy was dripping wet . 

The tiny pallets of ice started to his Chirpy’s soul, he was quiet , he saw there was some rain starting to reaching where CooCoo was. Chirpy quickly went and saved CooCoo from getting wet. 

Chirpy was there the whole night, her wings spread to protect CooCoo from getting wet. She was cold and shivering, the storm had eased down, the rain too was getting tired and was planing to take a break but not Chirpy 

The hailstorm and cold and stolen the much of the warmth from Chirpy’s soul but hope was still alive. As rain stopped and the sun came out Chirpy trembling came down to CooCoo only to find him calmly asleep, She woke him up, CooCoo looked pissed as if he was mad at Chirpy for not letting him get a little wet in the rain. Chirpy now cold and needed a hug to warm herself a little but all Chirpy could get was a cold halfhearted hug, and an impress which said , why did you not let me be a little wet last night . 

Chirpy knew it was time to go home, but he thought maybe she is wrong and thought to stay with her friend but then CooCoo flexed his wings and said , i have to go north, your warm and try weather is not my thing , he warned Chirpy , Dont follow me, you dont have feathers to keep you warm in the north, and seriously i dont want to look like an idiot flying with a featherless bird like you , Shuu go away , i will drop by for some food on my way back , but right now thats all i can take of you . 

CooCoo flew off and Chirpy went back to his lonely nest , which was by now cold and wet too.

Ugly Chirpy


You stand in pitch dark and have to keep walking and keep falling through one hole after another but continue , with broken bones, bruised skin , you pray this fall be your last but you survive it all and the pain becomes louder so do you cries and screams but its pitch dark, and so silent that your scream is absorbed into the void and doesn’t even fall back to your ears.