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Ode to a Mockingbird
by Rita P Hestand

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This little fella gave me so much pleasure each year I had to write about
him in some way. In Texas, the Mockingbird is not only the state bird,
but a treasure. A Mockingbird can mimic other birds. There was this one
little bird that visited a tree in my yard every year. He sat up there alone
and sang his heart out to me. Thus the poem to the Mockingbird

Ode to a Mockingbird
I love to hear the Mockingbird that sits up in my tree
I wonder why he sings so much, or if he sings to me.
He sits up on a branch so high, so he can fly away,
But I know that he likes it there, and that he wants to stay!

I love to hear the Mockingbird that sits up in my tree
If I could reach the limb he's on, I'd put him on my knee.
I'd tell him what a joy he is, to listen to each day
And that I'd like to understand, just what he has to say.

I love to hear the Mockingbird that sits up in my tree
I wish he had a friend sometime, so happy he would be.
I guess that I could be his friend, for he does comfort me,
On lonely nights and rainy days, because I cannot see.

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Reviewed by Elaine Carey 9/12/2004
Lyrical and true! I'm in Houston, and the mockingbirds are such personable creatures.
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 6/9/2003
A most lovely write Rita!
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 6/8/2003
This is so good! And brings back memories of one that on summer nights would sing all night. There was a popular song that had a chorus line that went, "Listen to the mockingbird, listen to the mockingbird."
Write on!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 6/8/2003
Beautifully done, Rita. You are a fine poet. I miss those mockingbirds. They used to imitate my kitty's complaints.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/8/2003
living in texas, i have come to love and appreciate the mockingbird; love to hear them sing and watch them fly! (((HUGS))) and love, your friend, karen lynn. a wonderful write! :)

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