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A prolific singer, you mimic songs of Blue Jays - From the poem, The Mockingbird by Vijay Pandit*
BLACK SAILS You charleton! I believed you when the full moon stopped overhead, when the breeze like a quilt wrapped around me with warm heat, when your fingers flirtatiously covered the holes of your flute, my pet — you once were all that, and I believed you. What a fool was I for the entreaty of love. Oh how those vibrating lips fiddled with my ears. The charm, like a waterfall imbued with a rainbow. It sang like a buzzword from Tristan — oh if only I had pretended black sails, forfeited your love back then. Instead this slavegirl jangled her dowry skirt toward the storm. Your puppy dog eyes, like a shepherd’s — I didn’t see the leper underneath. The claws of your paws like a lion’s in manic kill. Yet, I saw what I wanted to see. You’d stroke my hair at dawn ~ how’d I miss the threatening tug, the mock of your arsenic tongue. No, Romeo, I’d not die for you; I’d kill for… Oh but my eyes fill with cerulean skies, palm branches that cool me down, your lyrical laughter, the brawn of your arms — robust waves. And as I die, poisoned by the arrow of heartbreak, this poicephalus cues a prolific singer, you mimic songs of Blue Jays.* 4/13/2020
Poetic lines from a Poetry Soup poet - Vijay Pandit Poetry Contest Sponsor: Silent One Note: A poicephalus parrot is not very smart

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Date: 5/12/2020 2:44:00 PM
Hello Kim, this poem is so sad of a broken heart. A lost love. Enjoy your day my friend. Hugs.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/14/2020 8:39:00 AM
Hello Kim, you are welcome. Have a blessed day my friend.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 5/12/2020 4:16:00 PM
Thank you! Be blessed, dear friend!
Date: 5/4/2020 8:29:00 AM
A deceptive song of love, Congrats on your top win Kim
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 5/4/2020 8:54:00 AM
Thank you, Joseph!
Date: 5/3/2020 7:50:00 PM
Beautiful poem Kim. Bittersweet! Hope you are well and happy.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 5/3/2020 8:13:00 PM
Thank you and you too!
Date: 5/3/2020 10:53:00 AM
Not sure what happened to my original comment. You were the only person who used this line for the contest. I like the way you used the line as a metaphor for someone who broke a heart .. sadly these kind of people continue to song like mockingjays ... Congratulations on your first place in the contest ..
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 5/3/2020 10:56:00 AM
Thank you, Silent! Those who charm you, at first, are not always good. Thanks for noticing that your comment was missing. I appreciate you!
Date: 5/3/2020 10:40:00 AM
Lovely, Kim, a lot of great imagery. Congratulations on your win in Silent One's contest. Hugs Eve
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 5/3/2020 10:45:00 AM
Thank you, Eve!
Date: 4/16/2020 7:15:00 AM
Ebb and flow of this one near perfect. Almost operatic. Terrific. Best regards David in NZ
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/16/2020 1:27:00 PM
Thanks so much, David!
Date: 4/14/2020 2:43:00 PM
What a gem, your poetic talent and Vijay's unbelievable inspiration produced one intense write. Well penned my friend, Stay safe, Blessings, Jennifer.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/14/2020 3:52:00 PM
Thanks so much, sweet friend!
Date: 4/14/2020 11:05:00 AM
Excellent, Kim...not only the topic, but also the content itself...very powerful! Amazing how 1 line can be so inspiring! ~ I will definitely see this on the winners' list! a fav Regards // paul
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/14/2020 3:52:00 PM
Enjoyed the collaboration with Vijay! The line was stimulating!
Date: 4/14/2020 5:34:00 AM
Well done my friend. So well expressed with such great emotion. Great job. God Bless, JB
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/14/2020 6:25:00 AM
Thank you, my friend!
Date: 4/13/2020 9:00:00 PM
Indeed, your muse was ever so inspired by Vijay's wondrous poem and your poetic expression of emotions never fails to impress upon me the potent power and unique beauty of your artistry, Kim. Exquisite and a fav! Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you.. ~Susan
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/13/2020 11:20:00 PM
Thank you, Susan! xx Kim
Date: 4/13/2020 8:14:00 PM
Vijay himself is an inspiration thus every of his lines cannot escape the rule. You have done a fantastic job dearest , Kim. It seems you have followed the footsteps of the master and seems to be at the point to overtake him. Hugs xxx and blessings!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/13/2020 8:52:00 PM
What a sweet compliment! I appreciate you, my friend! Hugs...Kim
Date: 4/13/2020 4:51:00 PM
WOW! This is awesome Kim...I see first place written in every verse.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/13/2020 8:00:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay and thanks for the thought-provoking line! xx
Date: 4/13/2020 4:38:00 PM
Whew! Emotional dynamite! Wow! ~ Knocked Out
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/13/2020 8:03:00 PM
Thanks, Gershon! :)
Date: 4/13/2020 3:18:00 PM
Vijays lines inspired you well Kim. Good Lu. Tom
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 4/13/2020 3:39:00 PM
Thank you, Tom!