Mockingbird Poems - Below
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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Unsung Heroes
mockingbird, angst, character, muse,
Form: Dramatic Verse
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
mockingbird, garden, night, summer,
Form: Free verse
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
Don't Do It
mockingbird, bird, death, emotions,
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
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
mockingbird, dark, war,
Form: Free verse
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
The Evening Bird
mockingbird, bird, garden, growth, hope, motivation, surreal, wisdom,
Form: Free verse
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
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
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
The End of Civility
mockingbird, anger, conflict, confusion, crazy, humor, people,
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!
My Poetry Soup Peeps
mockingbird, autumn, gothic, halloween,
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
To Owe The Mockingbird
mockingbird, culture, dark, england, environment, immigration, innocence,
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
Form: Blank verse
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.
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)
mockingbird, dark, imagery, metaphor, truth,
The beer gardens of hatred
mockingbird, bird, song,
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
mockingbird, bird, freedom,
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
mockingbird, beautiful, blessing, break up,
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
mockingbird, animal, appreciation, beauty, bird, metaphor, music, song,
Oh how you cantilate and croon,
On pilfered beams from Mr Moon,
Quite dapper, your tuxedo tails,
I am an echo of brilliant impersonation,
replicating melodies heard early dawn-
My feathers of grey with ebony tipped
wings glide through lavender fields
I favor vegetation hedges in the thicket
and enjoy living in the most beautiful
suburban area in Northern Michigan,
mockingbird, bird, humor,
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
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
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.”
sounds of absent things
and people sail through the air—
Date: July 9, 2019
Contest Title: Haiku-Hue Contest
Sponsor: Kim Rodrigues
mockingbird, i am,
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
The Continuum of Time, Nature, Poetry, and Love
mockingbird, for her, love, nature, poetry, time,
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
mockingbird, bird, song,
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,