Seventy Little Blackbirds

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seventy little soldiers
lined up in a row
standing at attention
in a discipline of show.

seventy little soldiers
balanced on a wire
poised and at the ready,
in identical attire.

seventy little soldiers
dot the crystal sky...
waiting ever patiently
to take to wing and fly.

seventy little soldiers
like a military troop
the strength that lies in numbers
drawing each into the group.

Seventy little soldiers
blackbirds one and all
poised in patient balance
awaiting nature's call.

seventy little blackbirds
without a fond adieu
suddenly in unison
took to wing and flew.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

This poem was inspired by dianeaugust


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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

Howdy No Clue - I really liked this wonderful poem. You know what is amazing about birds on a wire (your soldiers)? They always perform the "dress right dress" in their formations so that they are equidistance apart. Quite amazing to watch them at these things. Thanks for letting us see this.

Gus :-)))


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

i am glad you liked this, Gus. Nature is a passion of mine and animals. Both are a fascination that is always inspiring.


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Eternal Evolution 5 years ago from kentucky

Again love it!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Eternal Evolution, I am so glad! Thanks!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Oh, my! What images this beautiful poem painted in my mind, I swear I was hearing the crows 'talking' all the way from start to finish! We have the black crows here, really huge flying elephants (bigger that average cat) and they 'talk' seriously creepy =) I imagined them sitting all seventy in a row and chanting a spell, wow, that was very loud picture =)


No_Clue 4 years ago

Max, I love to watch the blackbirds perched up on the wire...I envy them at times! Thank you!

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