The Magpie’s Song

Azure winged magpie


The magpie has a broken wing

Upon her branch a-fluttering

It seems she’s lost the will to sing

It seems she’s lost the will to sing


The tiny heart beneath her breast

Grew weary for she gave her best

At telling stories from the nest

Yes, little magpies tell it best


She spoke of days when love rang true

Days when life beneath the blue

Gave all her words a golden hue

Those rainbow words like prisms flew


Blackbird sits so light and gay

He pries from his high perch all day

It seems he has so much to say

Why does he carry on that way


One day she’ll spread her wings to fly

And she will soar across the sky

To find a branch that’s up so high

Where not a thing could ever spy

On broken-hearted birds that cry


Perhaps one day she’ll love again

One day she’ll meet a special friend

That will remain until the end


Then a melody shall be unfurled

Before the captive waiting world


As a flute the magpie sings

When she lifts her lovely wings

To share the wild imaginings

Enamored magpies tend to bring


©Kay Salady



About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on June 15, 2013, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

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