A Bird in The Hand

I grew up in a family that loved to use sayings and proverbs and they have definitely stuck. Using metaphor in speech brings life and colour and often provides people with a visual image that they can relate to and remember. One day I spotted a couple of magpies in a nearby tree and recalled the good old magpie omen saying. Today we are challenged to post a poem based on speech which might include a phrase or saying so I thought that this little ditty might fit the bill.

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Two Magpies

One for sorrow, two for joy

Two magpies in a tree

To see if they were girls or boys

‘Twas all the same to me

For she who spies two magpie eyes

With happiness is blessed

This was a marvellous surprise

No lies, my magpie guests

The zest which now dwelled in my chest

A fest of flight so free

Oh please don’t flock to distant nests

Two magpies in a tree

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