Two Unlikely Friends - Poem by Stephen Katona
I have to say I'm quite a magpie,
I'm bold, bright and never shy.
Perhaps you know my dearest relation?
Like me he's a friendly Australian.
We're quite different in size,
And only one of us flies.
I've feathers but he's the hairier.
Have you guessed he's a Jack Russell terrier?
His name is Whiskey.
I'm told it's as he's rather frisky.
We take it in turns to play 'attack',
While the other rolls onto their back.
To him I've the strength of a flea,
But I'm sure he'd never hurt me.
No harm comes from tooth or beak,
Our friendship is quite unique.
We're a shining example of how kin,
May each wear a very different skin.
We may not look like one another,
But we share the same mother.
When she first called me from my tree,
She told me her name was Bonnie,
And fed me from her hands,
So I grew to trust her commands.
Now I've become quite tame,
For this kindly dame.
She says I'm the only magpie,
That helps hang her washing out to dry.
I like it when she calls me Squawk,
I'm told it's how I tend to talk.
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