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brian roy skyers


Who Killed Cock Robin?


What a calamity!
What is this that has befallen the valley?
No dawn chorus
No Shep, the sheepdog to meet the bus
Simon rooster has no wish to crow
Mellow lark has no get-up-and go
Natures community has never known it so dark
As the days wear on, still they come
We can’t say when the homage will be done
Who could commit this mortal sin
Still..cold..lifeless lies Cock Robin
Inspector Mole, determined to find the killer
Scrutinises all, in effort to identify the sinner
There may be a list of suspects and many a confession
To find the truth he will make it his obsession
He has the one
Little Tommy Tucker, the farmer’s son
What befell the man to give the boy a gun?
Dusk till dawn this man would toil
Hoeing..planting.. and reaping the soil
By natures hand Robin was put on this land
To brighten..enrich..and strengthen the heart of man.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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  • Freshman - 1,595 Points Darlene Walsh (8/30/2014 7:09:00 AM)

    A lovely and sad poem. I have a dog who chases birds, thankfully he's never caught one, so he's not the killer of Cock Robin. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,956 Points Bri Edwards (11/19/2012 12:21:00 PM)

    brian, me again. i stopped myself before the comment got too long. i suspect that some of my comments don't go through because of their length. or does my password expire? ....something like that. anyway, i REALLY enjoyed the poem; this should be no surprise to you. clever, not funny! i hope they find the killer. did tommy do it? was he beheaded? perhaps a bit too harsh. ALSO, thanks for your comment on my lonely cloud poem. i now have added descriptions of my poems' subjects in from of the actual titles. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,956 Points Bri Edwards (11/19/2012 12:15:00 PM)

    brian, would you believe it if i told you my REAL name is brian? i don't agree with the last comment about being funny. awesome perhaps, but never funny......not the death of a robin. i love birds, and though i killed a sparrow (with an arrow...really) when i was a boy, i cried............it was really an accident; i only wanted to get the arrow close to the bird..............and hid it under a piece of wood. but i guess i told my mother sometime and two of my brothers seem, years later, to have heard the story. (Report) Reply

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