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The Mockingbird

I am an echo of brilliant impersonation, 
replicating melodies heard early dawn-
My feathers of grey with ebony tipped 
wings glide through lavender fields
at dusk.

I favor vegetation hedges in the thicket
and enjoy living in the most beautiful
suburban area in Northern Michigan,
you should see the Great Lakes-
I fear not prey that surface at eventide, 
nor do I dread the midnight darkness-
I only bask in the glory of the Summer
eating crumbs made of bread and those 
tiny seeds Mr. Jones spreads out in his
emerald grass-
            for none other but me.

Every night I say a meditation verse I wrote:

                "Now I shall perch on the highest branch
                 in the brightest willow not weeping-
                 For he too knows I am special indeed, 
                 as I watch my hatchlings that are sleeping.
                               Good night my babies...."

July 13, 2019
The Mockingbird
Sponsor: Edward Ibeh

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Date: 7/20/2019 11:55:00 AM
This poem is a delightful read, Lu:-) I enjoyed it very much. Congratulations on your fine win in my contest! Check soupmail....
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