Magpie and the Squirrel – A Poem

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Swooping down in excitement from a tree,

A magpie spies the nuts and seeds with me.

A squirrel nearby watches the commotion,

Its swishing tail plotting paths of anticipation.

The bounty descends effortless to the ground,

Like wheat chaff in the muted siren of sound.

As the magpie dances, delighted at the sight,

The squirrel scampers to the peanuts in flight

His hands hoover goobers into his mouth; swiftly

He scampers his legumed loot to his tree pantry.

Feasting irritatingly, the magpie hops and hovers,

On a seed banquet of more than enough left overs.

Published by Suzette Benjamin

Positive thinker, inspirational, writer, faith

25 thoughts on “Magpie and the Squirrel – A Poem

    1. Squirrels are resourceful and adaptable ones. Here’s hoping that humans keep pressing on for a long time…And that nature is our classroom on how to adapt to existence. Great comment – thank you! Blessings πŸ™πŸ¦‡

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  1. Loved reading this beautiful poem ❀. Many squirrels and magpie come and play in my garden. I love feeding them. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful poem, this has become very special to me πŸ˜‡πŸ’πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

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  2. It feels like this was a true story. I can imagine you watching these creatures on a bench somewhere with a pocket full of seeds and nuts. :)) “legumed loot” – very cute. :))

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    1. Yes! You are correct on all points Lia. Your usual discerning wisdom is accurate. I liked your rhyme of “loot” and “cute” — delightful. Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers 🐿🐦πŸ₯œπŸ’–πŸ™

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