Oh my little Magpie

Oh Dear Oh my little Magpie
Oh dear, oh my,
You poor little magpie,
1 for sorrow is what is said,
And here you sit solo twitching your head,
For where is your sweetheart
Shouldn’t you be together not apart
As the rhyme suggests
2 for joy is what comes next
Oh my, oh yes  
A pair of magpies
That’s what’s best
Sitting together twitching your heads
Until 3 for a girl and 4 for a boy pop out their eggs,
In which case you’ll need to build yourselves a pretty big nest.

Let’s hope the remainder of the rhyme rings true
And your family will be blessed too
With precious metals that you’ll find and fetch
5 for silver 6 for gold or so it’s said to allege
The glistening so mesmerising so hypnotising
You must have it, To stash in your collection that’s ever rising
Safely hidden in a location Mr magpie will not be disclosing or advertising.
Because 7 Is the secret he plans to continue hiding

Copyright © Sarah Cope | Year Posted 2021

About this poem

Based on the original rhyme and superstition of magpies with a twist.

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Written on May 05, 2021

Submitted by #iwriteitall on March 12, 2023

Modified on March 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 963
Words 195
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 15, 8, 1

#iwritritall | Sarah Cope

Sarah is a novice writer of children and adult fiction; she is an internationally published poet. `the power of a panic attack’, for poetry soup's first anthology, and `strike1, strike2, strike3, i'm out!’, for the international poetry digest. both publications feature the best new poetry from writers all over the world, as well as partnering with other authors worldwide to feature in other international anthologies. Sarah has a menagerie of rescue animals that feature in her children’s books. the series titles, `the adventures of patchy poos, the main character is her six-year-old jack russel called patch, and the antics and mischief he and his crew find themselves getting up to. A previous manager in the hospitality industry, sarah was forced to resign from that career due to a chronic illness. During the first twelve dark months sarah’s social lifestyle became a distant memory, she escaped a domestic violence relationship but found herself in a deep depression. Writing became sarah’s saviour, with `strike1 strike2 strike3 i’m out’, being one of the very first pieces sarah wrote, and became her first published piece, sarah’s passion for writing evolved from poetry to children’s fiction and now adult fiction. Sarah continues to strive to find a literacy agent who will have as much passion for Sarah’s work as Sarah, and to eventually publish her sequence of children’s books, `the adventures of patch poos’, the first in the series being, `the adventures of patch poos and the chatty cat’. sarah is currently working on her adult fiction novel, and continues to produce poetry that she publishes internationally, hopefully all will be coming to a bookstore near you in the very near future. more…

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