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Flossie the Floozie


Have you ever been ignored by someone you care about? You wait, hopeful for conversation, and … nothing.

I told Floyd, “My name’s Flossie. How are you?” But he was so snooty. He just flew to a nearby tree and ignored me. Let me tell you, I was hurt.

I was seriously doubting myself. Having a confidence meltdown. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. Why didn’t he like me? He was so unfriendly. Just stuck his nose in the air. He was fine as long as HE was talking, but as soon as I said something, he flew off.

Then I had a thought. I … er … I … hadn’t had a  bath in a while.

I checked my pits. Hmmm…. Got myself tidied up and as I sat there waiting, I realized that when I introduced myself, he must have thought I said my name was Floozie, not Flossie.

Well, now we wait … and we’ll see. I should wait a few minutes before I call him back. Wait until my feathers aren’t so ruffled. But still, what a nerve of him to be so rude.


Flossie Flicker’s feelings hurt,

Floyd has treated her like dirt,

When he talks about his day,

He expects to have his say.


But when Flossie wants to yack,

All he does is turn his back.

Flossie is so insecure,

Not so confident, not sure.


Then she spruces up her look,

Waits for Floyd and sets the hook,

“My name’s Flossie! It’s not Floozie!

Goodness gracious! Floyd’s a doozie.”

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

47 thoughts on “Flossie the Floozie

  1. I like your photos and poem, Anneli! So fun. ☺️❤️

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  2. Great captures! They are so shy.

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  3. It’s the small differences that need to be considered 🥰🤗

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  4. Beautiful photos. Anneli! She is so pretty.

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  5. Such fun pictures and it’s good you speak bird. I wouldn’t have known what she was thinking otherwise.

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  6. Such an image of this bird…and I love your poetry.

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  7. You are quite a storyteller, Anneli. Don’t forget to put all these delightful stories, photos and poems into a book.

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  8. Flossie should show her cold shoulder to Floyd for a while! It was fun to read your story. Very nice pictures too!

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  9. You’ve brought this pair to life😊. Fun post!

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  10. Fantastic photos of the flicker, Anneli. Beautiful close-up looks at the markings and strong bill of this magnificent woodpecker.

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  11. Great pics. What kind of bird?

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  12. Stunning looking bird and a wonderful story of unrequited love.

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  13. Haha, it’s much more true that he’s a doozie than that she’s a floozie. Unless of course she wants to be a floozie. Gorgeous photos, Anneli!

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  14. Sweet. Great photos and fun text and poem to accompany them. ❤

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  15. This was such fun! Your photos are excellent. Love the bird!

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  16. This story is so funny again, Anneli. I like how entertaining and funny your lyrics and poems are, so that I have to laugh about them every time. You have a wonderful talent for making people happy.
    Enjoy the summer, Anneli!

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  17. Delightful poetic verses wrap the whole story in beautiful words.

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