Corbies


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The winter birds

have moved to town

and settled my Maple branches;

but not for long,

they sing no song,

these cronies of Corbies, Comanches!

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A banded gang of all black bird,

bandits that hang in tether.

What gives them the right

is their power and might,

flexing their feathers together.

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This hungry horde

scours the sward

from line to limb

for morsel.

A silent scene,

within my yard,

this horde can fill the Maple.

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There may well be

some forty, to me,

round-robin switching places.

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What one might miss,

another may flitch –

they leave unturned

no traces.

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And when each one

has had its fill,

    not once

        not twice

            but thrice,

in sudden swoop

the horde will fell

     upon a nearby dale.

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And landing there

amongst the bare

and mostly leafless branches,

 ~

the Corbies compare

their pilfered faire

and share alike their caches.

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[Revised 01 February 2012]

Copyright © 2012 Marvin Loyd Welborn. All Rights Reserved.

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