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2010 Poetry Challenge

National Poetry Month



Ryter Roethical

Avian Nocturne...............Free Sonnet

Iím sitting outside on the back porch
Itís cooler now as I listen to the birds settle.
The parrots and the magpies are the largest
And they also seem to have the most to say.
Argumentative and discordant to say the least,
It seems their way to behave like a soccer crowd
And the intelligence is about the same level.
Meanwhile sweeter sounds that can just be heard
Come from the smaller, far better behaved birds.
The parents are still attending to their children
Those that have finished sound like angels
Their sweet sounds seem to have a lullaby effect
Even their more raucous neighbours start to listen
Eventually the sound of avian snoring is heard.



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