Roller Pigeons are so grand the way they stand
When on the roof top they dance and coo
In flight they soar so high
Almost as if they are dancing in the air
Then suddenly they flip down,
So quickly that it looks like they forgot to fly
Then back to the roof top to show off their dance to the ladies.
Back in the coop the young ones play
Not yet ready to go outside
The Dads keep watch on them and on the eggs
While the ladies are out spreading their wings.
Then night time falls Mom takes over
Sitting and tending to the eggs
Then 18 days of taking turns
Mom at night, Dad at Day
They hatch, with a face only a mother could Love
Those blacken eyes and long beaks and pink featherless bodies
Turn quickly into a beautiful pigeon
To take flight, to the roof top to dance and coo….