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Oh how you cantilate and croon,
          On pilfered beams from Mr Moon,
               Quite dapper, your tuxedo tails,
     Yet stolen, too, your every tune.

It's not through lack of expertise,
          Or dimming strains of vocal ease,
               That you're persuaded to perfect
     All other's songs in grand reprise.

Such voice to set your dame afire,
          The chorale king without his choir,
               There inside your feathered breast,
     A heart that thrums with lilt desire.

Those jealous rivals hush to hear it,
          Your damsel heartens to be near it,
               The grandest copycat thus known -
     Of sharp attire ... and dulcet spirit.





~ 1st Place ~  in the "Pick A Title, Vol 6 - Personification" Poetry Contest, Edward Ibeh, Judge & Sponsor.

(I chose title number four, The Mockingbird)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 7/20/2019 11:21:00 PM
Another gorgeous melody of words from your pen, I visit your poems very often to learn some new beautiful words...Keep them flowing for us.
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Date: 7/20/2019 12:36:00 PM
beautifully penned ....congrats on your win :) hugs
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Date: 7/20/2019 11:26:00 AM
Well said! Congrats on your win.
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Date: 7/20/2019 11:18:00 AM
I love to hear the songs on the mockingbird in the early spring morning, and I enjoyed your poem, Greg, congrats on your win. John
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Date: 7/20/2019 10:46:00 AM
This is a captivating poem, Greg:-) Love the flow and structure of it. Heartiest congratulations on your top win in my contest!
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Date: 7/14/2019 6:04:00 PM
Hello Gregory R. Barden, I have never seen a mocking bird. I have never heard one either. Are they big or small? Have a nice evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 7/16/2019 6:00:00 PM
hello Gregory, I think I would like this bird. We do not have them here. have a nice evening my friend.
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/15/2019 7:47:00 AM
They are a medium-sized bird, Darlene, about the size of a Robin, but a longer tail ... and their song is just exquisite! We have one come every spring, and I so look forward to hearing it. Blessings and thanks, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 7/14/2019 2:57:00 PM
Some wonderful touches throughout the poem, Greg. I loved the double references to its thievish traits in verse one and the tuxedo tails were perfect!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/15/2019 7:46:00 AM
Oh, thank you so much, Wendy, that's very kind ... I'm so pleased you enjoyed it, my friend! :o) <3
Date: 7/14/2019 8:31:00 AM
Well said, how you cantilate and croon, Greg. Good luck in the contest!
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Gregory R Barden
Date: 7/14/2019 8:49:00 AM
Many kind thanks to you, Jeanne, I greatly appreciate it! Blessings! :o) <3