The Starlings Sang
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* (188.8.131.52) -- Thursday, February 3 2005, 02:20 am|
awww sooo sweet and sad....to lose a family pet can be traumatic just as human life....you have such a warm compassionate heart...to share and offer your love...sorry for your loss..of L.L..Terrie*
|Pondering Red (184.108.40.206) -- Friday, February 4 2005, 07:14 pm|
very expressive indeed !!! a nice flow, great style...
|Capricorn (220.127.116.11) -- Saturday, February 5 2005, 03:50 pm|
Thanks for your sympathy -- yes very sad!to lose a pet
|Capricorn (18.104.22.168) -- Saturday, February 5 2005, 03:51 pm|
Thank you! -- I am so glad you appreciated this.
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