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Mockingbird Poems

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Premium Member To Kill a Mockingbird: The Unsung Heroes

To Kill a Mockingbird is both a young girl’s coming-of-age story and a more nebulous production about the reasons and consequences of bigotry and discrimination, examining how good and evil can coexist within a particular community or an individual. Scout’s...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, angst, character, muse,
Form: Dramatic Verse

Premium Member Moonlight Sonata
Moonlight Sonata 
A mockingbird sings his nocturne, 
 Silhouetted against a sky of  velvet blue, 
Welcoming on the garden path 
 The Lady Claire de Lune 
Slipping from behind tall cypress trees, 
 Her creamy arms draped in...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, garden, night, summer,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Don't Do It
To kill a mockingbird would be,
Inevitably, not easy:
Anyone who had read that book
Would give you such a nasty look
You would feel like a downright turd....Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird, death, emotions,
Form: Quintella

Sometimes he walks before the town wakes up.
He walks a path down by the bay.
It’s usually quiet and serene…usually…but not this day.

Usually he walks in silence
where only the softest sounds are heard
that changed when he reached the center of...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Scoffing Derision
When the wars of all nations fall quiet upon shells and shallow graves

A mockingbird rises from ashes and spreads its wings into nuclear skies

No muezzin left to spread angelic messages but a nest in calm turrets

06th January 2020
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Categories: mockingbird, dark, war,
Form: Free verse

The Evening Bird
I rose from my couch unhappy, as one of the dead, 
Repose reluctant to join me, 
My window shades enticed, to display a truth
So unnatural to refuse, I did abrade myself to look
A black and white film alighting on...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird, garden, growth, hope, motivation, surreal, wisdom,
Form: Free verse


Einstein, the frizzy-haired,
proved E equals MC squared.
And so mass decreases
as activity ceases.
Not my mass, my ass declared!
—Michael R. Burch

Dot Spotted

There once was a leopardess, Dot,
who indignantly answered: "I'll not!
The gents are impressed
with the way that I'm dressed.
I wouldn't change even...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, light,
Form: Limerick
Premium Member The End of Civility
It began with a careless remark
Uttered by one of the dinner guests,
Which ignited fury's sudden spark!
Perhaps it was better unexpressed.

Politeness went out of the window,
Good will left by the door,
Late afternoon lost its ruddy glow,
In the wake of the uproar!

Amid...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, anger, conflict, confusion, crazy, humor, people,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member My Poetry Soup Peeps
Here sitting are my Poetry Soup Peeps,
Comfortably calm within their abode…
Don’t stare too long for they’ll give you the creeps,
Plus one of them may pass gas and explode…

There’s Uncle Herman, the head of the clan,
With Lily his wife the veiled...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, autumn, gothic, halloween,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member To Owe The Mockingbird
Australia was an uncut jewel
With an interior vast and cruel,
When first brought under our Mother's rule:
Rough diamond in the Pacific pool.
With fair Venus as his guiding star,
A Gulliver reached it from afar.

James, Captain Cook, with furrowed frown
Unearthed that jewel for...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, culture, dark, england, environment, immigration, innocence,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Mockingbird

The tomcat squeal of a deceiving tongue.
We are scolded
with cattle-prods of sound.
Swung upon chains of echoes,
nailed to aria’s with rusty spikes.

Bird of a thousand jeers,
a hundred memes and parodies.
will you shut up already.

...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, poetry,
Form: Blank verse
Polar Extremes
Explosion / Implosion,
caught in the din

Forces once pushing,
now pull from within

The physicist cries,
as the mockingbird calls

To see past tomorrow,
today in freefall

A binary motion 
of polar extremes

All consciousness split 
—dark hole of my dreams

(Villanova Pennsylvania: September, 2019) 
...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Fermented Pollen
                    The beer gardens of hatred
               ...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, dark, imagery, metaphor, truth,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Mockingbird
I am the mockingbird
 darkened gray and black
 singing out a melody,
 rhythms found and repacked.

Everybody has heard me sing
 once or maybe twice
 familiar melodies on the wing
 sweet and nice.

Look for me in shadowed trees
 listen to me...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird, song,
Form: Personification
The Mockingbird
I just forgot that song of robin
when I heard the blue jay notes.
Resonating tunes of cardinals
merry cuckoos mingle my throat.
They call me mimicking mockingbird,
 a plagiarized heart in mask of many voice.
 a carefree flirt inspired on flattery,
cadence of echoes...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird, freedom,
Form: Personification
The Mockingbird
The mockingbird, oh so still
Watching from a tree so quiet.
As I sit watching from the hill
Everything else seems so nil. 

He can only stay so long
As he begins to fly away
I can hear him chirp in song
Oh how I wish...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, beautiful, blessing, break up,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Mockingbird

Oh how you cantilate and croon,
          On pilfered beams from Mr Moon,
               Quite dapper, your tuxedo tails,
...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, animal, appreciation, beauty, bird, metaphor, music, song,
Form: Personification
Premium Member 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...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Mockingbird
Day 1:
It’s early and I need my fix, berries or seed
I will fly next door but must watch for the monster
He is fluffy and orange and has claws, he tried to chase me
I will mock him, make all kinds of...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird, humor,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Mockingbird

My day begins; I start to trill.
I’ll imitate the birds in view.
I give a chirp, then Whip-poor-will.
To mock is what I’m born to do.

A mourning dove I chance to see.
I soften to a coo   coo   ...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Mockingbird

So irate, Mr. Stroud runs to the door
to see whose blaring horn just wrecked his nap.
Nobody’s there. He’s puzzled to the core.
For my standout performance, you should clap!

His wife declares, “That nonstop-barking stray
is bothering the cats. I’ll stop that now.”
She...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird,
Form: Personification
Premium Member gray-brown wonder

sounds of absent things
and people sail through the air—
mockingbird performs

Date: July 9, 2019
Contest Title: Haiku-Hue Contest
Sponsor: Kim Rodrigues
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Categories: mockingbird, bird,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member The Mockingbird
With keen discernment-

I, your Northern Mockingbird,

can recall you as a threat

from past encounters.

Known as 'many-tongued mimic'

I mock songs of birds and frogs.

My songs are diverse

and long- some twenty-seconds-

compiled from the sounds I hear.

Honored and tagged as

State bird for five U.S....Read More
Categories: mockingbird, i am,
Form: Personification
Premium Member The Continuum of Time, Nature, Poetry, and Love
The Continuum of Time, Nature, 
Poetry, and Love

Just as the ocean’s continuous motion,
and sands ever shifting in time;
constant the clicking of clock’s endless ticking;
this poet’s perpetual rhyme.

Sure as the morning with sunrise adorning,
and crocus that blooms in the spring;
days softly...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, for her, love, nature, poetry, time,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member The Mockingbird
I recognize a tune from album of your songs
And listen intently to impressionist sounds
As you hop scotch from branch to branch
Like a child all excited, frolicking in playground
Peeking from behind shamrock green leaves
Singing of love in blossoms of dogwood tree,

As...Read More
Categories: mockingbird, bird, song,
Form: Personification