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Just Plain Cuckoo

Perching brazenly on a bough The herald of spring In its wrinkled black and white striped vest Demanding intimacy With its proclamation This rogue itinerant Reckless and brash Ready to mate And ready to run Abandoning his egg filled lover To find a home for his brood By intruding on another's space in ejecting that bird's shelled hopes Socially selfish Psychopathically intent On securing a future for her chick At another's expense And this murderous charade At every onset of spring Will play out to its bitter end From the first cry of "Cuckoo".

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Date: 5/9/2020 4:58:00 PM
Hello Denis Bruce, iI have never seen a cuckoo bird. Is it small or a big bird? What coloring does it have? Enjoyed this poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/10/2020 9:16:00 AM
Hello Denis Bruce, oh! Blackbirds are huge! Your welcome. How do you spend your day? Enjoy your day my friend.
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denis bruce
Date: 5/10/2020 4:32:00 AM
Hi D De B, I know of them only from reputation and photograph. To me they seem to be more the size of blackbirds and they do look rather grey in photographs I have seen. Thank you for your ever kind comments. Keep safe
Date: 5/8/2020 6:55:00 PM
G'day Denis … certainly what appears cruel to us, but nature has a reason for the cuckoo. Interesting and informative poem Denis - thank you - Lindsay
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Date: 5/9/2020 4:29:00 AM
Love your Australian twang,Laurie. Like all poems this is not an expression of absolute fact but merely a poetic interpretation of a natural phenomenon in anthropomorphic terms. Thank you for commenting.It is much appreciated since it proves somebody somewhere has taken the time to glance at the contributions Keep safe from the virus