The Lad With A Magpie Perched On His Head



The Lad With The Magpie, Perched on his head


Among the great unwashed, and the great unfed

There’s a lad who’s strange, it must be said

He’s not the sharpest tool in the shed

He’s the lad with the magpie, perched on his head


He’d scragged an egg from a nest in the hedge

Hatched a chick in a box on a ledge

With parental pride he’d watched it fledge

Kept it watered, kept it fed

And he taught the magpie to perch on his head


A pirate has a parrot perched on his shoulder

Our lad chose corvids instead  

Beauty’s in the eye of the beholder

The lad with a magpie perched on his head


A murder of crows, like in Agatha’s books

An unkindness of ravens, on tenterhooks   

A party of jays. A clamour of rooks

A tiding of magpies, inquisitive looks

Unkindness and murder fill me with dread

For the lad with the magpie perched on his head


He’s only in it for the craic

The lad with magpie crap down his back

Magpie lime like vulture cack

Has he suffered a paintbomb attack?

As classy as an unmade bed

The lad with the magpie perched on his head


Marred by epithets, labelled inbred 

Names to suggest that his mum was unwed

The lad with the magpie perched on his head


He’s a right Billy-no-mates except for his bird

But I envy the lad even though he’s a nerd

I’ve a lot of respect for the lad aforesaid

The lad with the magpie perched on his head

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kJ Walker

Wed 5th Jun 2019 07:05

Thanks Jason and John.
Yes John, I'm doing this on at Well spoken next week. I do have another new one too, but then I'll have to regurgitate some of my old crap.
Enjoy your holiday, hope to see you in July.
Cheers Kevin

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John Coopey

Tue 4th Jun 2019 09:32

Fabulous stuff and nonsense again, Kev. On offer at Well Spoken? I’d miss it though as we’re on holiwags.

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 3rd Jun 2019 21:23

Love this Kevin, I think it's been said already but your style of writing is absolutely brilliant.


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kJ Walker

Mon 3rd Jun 2019 18:53

Thanks everyone for taking the time to look in. This one started life as a longer poem, but when I cut the rubbish out this is what was left.

Cheers Kevin

mona s

Mon 3rd Jun 2019 05:08

Lovely poem.. ?

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M.C. Newberry

Sun 2nd Jun 2019 16:52

Most enjoyable whimsy!
I applaud this choice of content that's avian
And uses wit best described as "Shavian" ?

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Sun 2nd Jun 2019 10:05

What a good start to my day - a nice long giggle. I particularly like verse four. what a racket.

glad you came back after just a short break - i did not get any withdrawal symptoms


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keith jeffries

Sun 2nd Jun 2019 09:47


You have mastered this particular genre of poetry to perfection. Compile these poems and give us all a treat in one book of such hilarious verse.

Thank you for this


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