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Below is the poem entitled Mockingbirds which was written by poet julie heckman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I spied them carefully as if I was 
meant to court them as they hung on 
to the Edison wires above the roof
slightly swaying with the breeze. 
So unique a singing voice with so
many songs, yet more pushy than 
the sparrow or swallow, the chicks 
following close for a handout.
The older ones clothed in blue-gray 
with white feathered bellies, the younger 
ones mostly gray... they were elegant 
on the wire-line, a ballerina's balance with 
perfectly straight wings, sirens teasing, 
hunters looking for exotic caterpillars or
just basking in the sun with a song, each 
one unique with a mind of its own.

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  1. Date: 3/24/2014 7:23:00 AM
    Julie - Your mocking bird is true to form and delightful to read. He is a devious bird. I may be getting hooked on your poetry. xxx's ooo's.