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The Mynah Birds Cry

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The Mynah Birds Cry

I fell asleep beneath the Elm
and thus began to dream.
Whilst sleeping sound in sleeper’s realm, 
the Mynah birds did sing, 
and whispered unto me a spree of many a curious thing –
that I should die, but then to rise
and reign the world as Queen!

I woke from chilly winds and then,
I found to my surprise,
before me lay a cap and pin;
the Mynah birds did cry,
a cooing soft from Elm tree tops and tempting me to try 
the crown of gold and dagger cold that shone before my eyes.

I placed the crown upon my head,
the dagger through my breast.
The loss of life and blood that bled
put Mynah birds to rest.
Then perched the worst of all the Mynahs stiff atop my chest 
and thrice it pecked to resurrect a Queen from fallen flesh.

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  1. Date: 3/19/2014 1:54:00 AM
    This is my favourite poem of yours that I have read so far. Superb writing! I really enjoy the non-lollipop and gumdrops theme. Sophia, a much-belated welcome to the Soup!

  1. Date: 2/18/2014 7:48:00 PM
    An intriguing story ...nicely penned

    Valentina Avatar Sophia Valentina
    Date: 2/18/2014 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the review!
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 7:09:00 PM
    This is an arresting piece of work that I read several times in a vain attempt to absorb all its meanings. It's quite intriguing to probe the many levels imbued in these few verses. Applause!

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:01:00 PM
    It's been so long since I've heard and read some of these that I am captivated all over again. I wish you would either post more or send me a bundle to peruse. You know how much I love your work. I am DYING to read "Triple Treats"! "Triple treats I soon consume..."

    That Archaic Poet Avatar Just That Archaic Poet
    Date: 2/11/2014 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    OR "Another Sleepless, Sexless Night"!!!!!!!!!!! I want to read that one SOOOO bad as well. I wish you would get back into it. Writing the way I've been has been so cathartic and good for the Soul. I know it's still in you.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 1:14:00 AM
    Wow! I love it! You've build up the poem very well and articulated the story of the Mynah bird in a way that is captivating and a joy to read. Very well penned!

    Valentina Avatar Sophia Valentina
    Date: 2/11/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Vicky. So nice to meet you. Checked you out and admire the depth behind your pieces...