Indiscreet Episode

Rookie (24th of July,1976)

Murder Of Crows - Poem by Indiscreet Episode

A murder of crows congregate in my dooryard
They accost me on the way to the garage
Avian trick-or-treaters all clad in the same costume
Questioning my lack of edible garbage lately

'What gives? ' one asks, and the others join in
'How long since you've cleaned out your fridge? '
My corbie friends are never too proud to beg
Never grossed out by oozing rotten things

Winged scavengers with uncanny intelligence
Unappreciated by most of humanity
Considered an ill-omen in many cultures
Hated enemy of farmers all over the world

I enjoy watching them ambling around on my lawn
Their dark feathers iridescent in the sunlight
Eerie voices echoing off the rocks and water
The self-proclaimed sentries of my compost pile


Comments about Murder Of Crows by Indiscreet Episode

  • Tailor Bell (7/1/2007 2:40:00 PM)


    great flow and form to this poem with slightly satirical flavor. powerful opening and awesome last line, 'self-proclaimed sentries of my compost pile'. enjoyable read!
    -Tailor
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010


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