The Starlings Sang
Author: Capricorn


I gazed at your slender form and fair
freckled face, feeling smitten, but not
fooled by your innocent appearance.
I soon recognized a feisty female,
unafraid to fight the girls.

You flirted with the guys, soon losing
your virginity to become a mother.
Passionately pursued by two suitors;
one was your rival’s son -- a `toy boy’.

The tree of life is now uprooted -- yet
your family foliage is a profusion of blooms.

Shrouded in kitchen roll, your frail corpse
was gently laid in an empty soup box.
Beneath the mock orange tree, I dug deep,
where the worms and woodlice had
prepared the soil for your tomb.
I lowered the cardboard coffin into the earth
as a choir of starlings sang a lament --

but was that a fitting funeral, for little
Lizzie Lulu -- my very first Leopard Gecko?

------- Author's Notes -------

Lizzie Lulu died 28th January 2005


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Thursday, February 3 2005, 02:20 am


awww sooo sweet and lose a family pet can be traumatic just as human have such a warm compassionate share and offer your love...sorry for your loss..of L.L..Terrie*
Pondering Red ( -- Friday, February 4 2005, 07:14 pm


very expressive indeed !!! a nice flow, great style...
Capricorn ( -- Saturday, February 5 2005, 03:50 pm

Hi Terrie

Thanks for your sympathy -- yes very sad!to lose a pet
Capricorn ( -- Saturday, February 5 2005, 03:51 pm

Hello Pondering Red

Thank you! -- I am so glad you appreciated this.
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