Kristina Taylor

Rookie (24th Sept 1943 / Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, UK)

Birds On A Telegraph Wire - Poem by Kristina Taylor

Dedicated to our beloved politicians who have entertained the British public with their squirming over the past few weeks.

It is hard for us to swallow,
that magpies
tchak - tchak, tchak –tchak,
could rook us during their stint -
feathering their nests.

They liked to swan around
under bunting,
while goosing up their lives,
diving, ducking,
quack, quack, quack,
to gull the gullible.

There we were -
the silent jays,
easy victims of thieving owls
willing to woo us -
to wit – their prey.

Shraik, shraik, shraik,
we jays protest at last.
Now the vultures
are eating crow.

They quail,
quik-quik! quik-quik!
they grouse,
go-back! go-back!
are swift - to snipe,
chipper, chipper, chipper
and turn on each other.

There was a lone martin,
pree-tit, pree-tit, pree-tit,
and all he wanted to know
was, who was the canary
in their common house,
who warbled.

UK 2009

Comments about Birds On A Telegraph Wire by Kristina Taylor

  • Sandra Martyres (8/1/2009 2:35:00 AM)

    This one is brilliant Kristina...a parody on the politicians' murky role... (Report) Reply

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  • (5/28/2009 5:52:00 PM)

    This is such fun! So clever and well thought! Thank you for the smile today.

    The Fool Lew
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  • (5/28/2009 5:10:00 PM)

    This is a very clever, original, entertaining, and well-done piece of work on fowl-play! I really enjoyed it, Kristina!

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 29, 2011

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