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Mating Rituals

The warm evening breeze 
Caresses my skin as I sit 
Beneath the old garden elm. 

The chatter of birds echoes
 Through the trees as they perform 
Their spring mating ritual. 

Redbirds, mocking-jays, and hummers 
Scurry from limb to limb, jealously 
Chasing foe from new-found lovers.

Enjoying the serious antics, 
I hear the voice of the mourning dove 
Calling its forever mate in the distance. 

My thoughts turn to my own mate. 
No longer within my sight 
I remember your every detail as last seen. 

You have left me as a bird in winter: 
Sure to return to this nest 
As time marches slowly, 

And yet I ponder the burning question 
Weighing upon my soul. 
"Did you take out the trash, Dear?"

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 5/20/2015 12:50:00 PM
Ha ha thiis brilliant. you had floating high blissfully on a cloud I didn't want to come down. but then suddenly you shot me down, and back to reality with a bump. well done. best wishes. Pete.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/20/2015 3:21:00 PM
Hope that landing was not too rough...LOL ~Jan
Date: 5/7/2015 5:22:00 PM
hahahaha. You fooled me at the end there. I love that!!
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/8/2015 12:46:00 PM
I may change it to something more pastoral/classic to the ending at some point, but it was fun to write.
Date: 5/4/2015 8:27:00 PM
Too cute ! Love this one Janet , Bev :)
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/5/2015 4:32:00 PM
Thanks Bev...got to get caught up on everyone's writing soon.
Date: 5/4/2015 5:57:00 PM
Hahaha..., if your's is like mine, he waits until you take it out. Besides that the poem is wonderful birds are really busy, it's "SPRING"!! a 7
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/4/2015 6:54:00 PM
The base of this may become something else later, but it was fun to write it this way. I have three guys in my house, so I refuse to do the laundry and the trash. They get to choose...and since no one likes pairing socks..LOL.
Date: 5/4/2015 5:51:00 PM
ROFL so enjoyed this, Janet.
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Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 5/4/2015 6:52:00 PM
Thanks, I had a friend who read My Stalker and suggested I write more of the satirical twists...I'm sure they have a name, but I don't know it??~Jan