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WHAT IS IT WITH CROWS

What is it with crows... their reputation before them goes An omen of death A murder of crows These ancient legends who really knows if they are truths or untruths Spirit birds so I have heard Keep a watchful eye Ensuring your safety As you live your life Often said to be sent by a loved one passing to the other side But which fate is mine I haven’t a clue A tad unsettling Not sure what to do For this crow now perched Up on my roof Is rather disconcerting My head is now hurting A majestic bird Head to tail he is dressed in funereal black Caw cawing so loudly Stood tall and proudly Does his presence predict my impending doom Are we leaving this world him and I very soon Today he arrives on my balcony He is perched very close to my door Staring and still Looking straight at me Mesmerising or menacing Well I'm not entirely sure Now I begin to panic Having felt unwell a while What does he want to tell me What’s he trying to purvey If only he could talk to me If only he would say Is this it Is this my day My time to go Does he really know This wise old crow I wish he would go But just in case I will live this day As if it's my last ‘cos one day it surely will be… Written 1st July 2020 as I keep a close eye on that crow... Contest STRAND COMPLETELY NEW (4) Sponsor Brian Strand 1ST PLACE

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Date: 7/10/2020 4:41:00 PM
Crows and ravens acknowledge a human's efforts to be kind by spreading the word of how empathetic they have been. As a result these kind souls are left gifts and given preferential treatments from other ravens and crows; this poem reminded me.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/12/2020 4:12:00 AM
Wow, I never knew that Caren. They were always my son's favourite bird... Thank you for your welcome visit Caren, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/4/2020 12:58:00 PM
This is an excellent poem, Ann:-) I really can't stand these birds, as highly intelligent as they are. Their LOUD cawing drives me crazy! Ugh. I think you'll like my humorous personification, "A Crow." Congratulations on your deserving win!
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/8/2020 1:14:00 AM
Loved your poem Edward ~ thank you my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 7/5/2020 5:09:00 PM
It's near the bottom of page 10, btw. Have a blessed day, Ann:)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/5/2020 2:55:00 AM
Many thanks indeed Edward for your wonderful comments my friend. I will certainly visit your poem, as I do not remember it. Take care Edward. with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/4/2020 11:12:00 AM
This is SO amazing. I simply love it. It's a fave for sure. I wanted to say Congrats and you've written a gem that should be published in some poetry review somewhere.. Much love and blessings sent your way, Thank you for the inspiration. Gina
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/5/2020 2:54:00 AM
Wow Gina, what can I say... thank you so much for your fabulous comments, coming from you such praise indeed, thank you. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/4/2020 8:58:00 AM
Wow ~ congrats on your well deserved top win, Ann. A powerful and totally meaningful write many of us can relate to. Bravo. Superbly done.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/5/2020 2:52:00 AM
Gosh, thanks Line for your encouraging comments. So good to hear from you and I always appreciate your words and thoughts dear friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/4/2020 7:33:00 AM
Ann great poem! Congrats on your top win!;)
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/5/2020 2:50:00 AM
Bless you Brenda for your congrats. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/2/2020 1:47:00 PM
Was it David who said, "Stone the crows"?
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/2/2020 10:24:00 PM
I really have no idea Rico, but maybe. Thanks for your visit. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/2/2020 1:53:00 AM
I really liked this verse Ann. I thought I was the only one who thought like this about these awful birds. Gloom and Doom...
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/2/2020 2:11:00 AM
Well hello Shirley, so nice to meet you and yes this crow did really get to me, especially when I googled crows and read all sorts about them. Though there does seem to be a kindly side to them, in fact my dear son, who sadly died recently, was fascinated by them, so maybe he has sent this crow to keep me safe, who knows. thank you for your visit Shirley, with kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 7/1/2020 5:47:00 PM
I despise the raven creatures, and it's not just because of Poe. Their raspy voices and arrogant stares creep me out. How bold they've become around humans. Hitchcock would've loved the one who pesters you. Keep an eye on him, Ann, because he has his on you.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 7/1/2020 5:51:00 PM
Yes I think you are right Jenna, I am going to keep both eyes on him, haha... Thank you so much for your great comments and so nice to meet you. I am now a little scared... With kindest thoughts Ann xx