The magnificent magpie confident and strong
Watching from the highest point casually in song
Eyes like telescopes in and out for food
At times superstitious, sometimes misconstrued.
On the go spread-eagle gliding at ease
Following on instinct at one with the breeze
Prominent and purposeful as cool as you like
Sometimes cruel and violent but always a delight.
Some say you are intelligent but always bring bad luck
Associated with witchcraft a thief and a crook
A sly and menace character a pirate of the skies
But all I see is reflection in me, beauty through your eyes.
The magnificent magpie cocky and sure
Never one to mess with alert and secure
Standing tall and proud peacock like and calm
Fly away magnificent magpie go and spread your charm.
© Kelvin Rush