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Blue Jay Down
by Ronald W. Hull

Sunday, October 06, 2002
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Bluejay Down

Where has my blue jay gone?
He used to own my fence and lawn.

Filled with raucous chatter,
He’d crack seeds, making cats madder.

He’d drive the mocking bird from its nest,
And color the green with his deep blue crest.

From out of Africa, it did come.
A silent killer on the run.

A New York immigrant, it did ride,
Through Customs on some animal’s hide.

Hitched a ride on a mosquito bite,
And then a bird to take flight.

Go west, young virus; go west and wander,
Like so many before, pillage and plunder.

Take down bird and beast in your path.
Like the pestilence of pharaoh’s wrath.

Could it be some violated mummy,
Gave birth to West Nile from its tummy?

My neck is stiff and my head is splitting,
By writing this it would be fitting.

That I have caught the mummy’s curse,
To lie with the blue jay for better or worse.

Copyright 2002 © Ronald W. Hull


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Reviewed by Victor Jensen 10/11/2002
Hi Ron, It's been a while since I visited your page. there are just so many here on AD but you are one of my favorites. This one is another good reminder why I love your work. - Vic
Reviewed by Margie Hess 10/9/2002
i think i understand your consternation with my poetry...and indeed vicky is right, this is precious...have a nice day sir
Reviewed by Phillip Carpenter 10/8/2002
Excellent work! But sad, in a way, a commentary on the meaning of existence, existentialism and the deeper philosophies of life, such as "shit happens."
Reviewed by Afrika Abney 10/7/2002

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Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/7/2002
Enjoyed this one Ron, as I always do enjoy your work.
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 10/6/2002
What a precious tribute to the tribulation
brought on by this epidemic. Enormous sensivity shines here. Thank You. Vicky
Reviewed by Justin Vargas (Reader) 10/6/2002
Great story in this one!
Reviewed by Trixie Love 10/6/2002
Hello Ronald;
This was such a great

I myself am such a
huge bird lover...
Currently i have
four parakeets, and
a cute little all
white finch...
They bring me so much
laughter and happiness... :)

Thank you
Trixie Love

Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 10/6/2002
This is hilarious, Ron. Loved it:

Go west, young virus; go west and wander,
Like so many before, pillage and plunder.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/6/2002
oh, so sorry about your feathered friend!! hope you are feeling better, too!! i, too, love blue jays, but my favorite birds are cardinals, robins, and chickadees; i also love hummingbirds, mourning doves, and canada geese. love and ((long distance hugs))), your friend, karen lynn. (am recovering from a NASTY head cold!)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/6/2002
well done...sorry about your friend, the blue jay...i love blue jays...they are my favorite birds, along with cardinals and eagles...and hope you're feeling better! (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :(
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 10/6/2002
Very well done!!!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 10/6/2002
Excellent read!!!!!!!
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