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Black Cockatoo
by David J Delaney
Monday, June 09, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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One of our beautiful native birds.

 

Black Cockatoo
 
Black silhouettes against clear blue sky
Oh! So high they seem to fly
Turning, showing their flashes of red
Now in a Gum where they’ve made their bed.
 
Adapting so well to the changes about
Be it torrential rain or long harsh drought
Fleeing bush fires that sweep the plain
Returning to their tree, starting again
 
Their familiar screech, heard for miles around
Dozens flock together, pecking at the ground
On the side of the road, having a feed
Where a truck spilled some grain and seed.
 
I know some have made pets of them too
Don’t know, if it’s the right thing to do
Should stay in the bush, but that’s my perception
Recuperating injured young, are an exception.
 
For these beautiful birds we call our own
When you visit, please don’t damage their home
I salute these endearing creatures so true
This unique Australian, the Black Cockatoo
 
 
David J Delaney
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Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 6/10/2008
Sounds like an interesting bird and you've written a wonderful poem about it. I enjoyed the read.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/9/2008
Vivid imagery and very inspiring....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by John Leko 6/9/2008
...in your nature...you have written wonderfully...of this bird you give recognition to...and share with us.
well done David...
John
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/9/2008
Nicely done,enjoyed very much..have a wonderul and safe day...hugs



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