Kooka Pie, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @Brianrrs37 on Twitter)

How does that laughing
Scream out of thee?

Cry cry cry
In a Brisbane morning
I watched you fly

Then at lunchtime
I went out to dine
I thought a lamb burger
Would be just fine
Then this black and white bird

Had on it’s it’s mind
After the fries
I had on the side
It cared not that
I was there

That pestering magpie
Not the least was scared
In the land down under
These birds are unique
And dare.

Kookaburras are my favorite birds in the world. Many people think they sound like they are laughing, but to me they sound like they are screaming in anger.

Magpies are fearless and if you are eating outside, do not take your eyes of your food for one nanosecond. They do not care if you are there. They will get right up next to your food on the table when you turn your head for a second. They are fast too.


3 responses to “Kooka Pie”

  1. What an interesting poem! I really like the rhythm and it makes me want to know more about kookaburras. It also has me singing the old song in my head “kookaburra sits in the old gum tree…”

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    • Thank you. I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Queensland on two separate trips. My first morning on Russel Island, I got up early in the morning and sat in my host’s back yard and listened to them wake up, I felt like I should have been in some jungle in Africa the way they sounded. I got to see one up close as a zookeeper at Australia Zoo, Steve Irwin’s zoo, was holding one.

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