Faithful Blackbird and Sweet Princess

Updated on December 7, 2017
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Kenneth, loves satire and writings to spotlight others, but he also has an "addiction" so to speak, to dramatic and abstract/prose poetry.

Common Blackbird.
Common Blackbird. | Source

Looking aimlessly settling inside The House of Sprite

Easily confusing, moderately swooning her wayward glance.

Star falls when she glares at window’s light

See her smile, her slithering wile, nodded from darkest night.


Princess she became and her love stood by his name

The Rainbow Castle with black cats of ten.

Oh, Lady Lane, gracefully tame a singer from fame.

Catching a vulture’s hoax of dinner then.


But little Jimmy Ben who slept o’er days and again

Stood easy while father flew in summer’s dew.

Princess giggling and fiddling free singing to begin.

Ah, ha. Torn gown going down and crown is shiny new.


Jealousy sliding by slow brook by village mill

Hiding a smirky chide, a sin for him to hide.

She danced easily, breezy down the Broken Hill.

And called Zilda-Beam, unicorn soft to ride.


What love could possess Princess fair and quiet?

Longing for that one long look; a word just spoken.

Why dash her night, oh, Princess—fades to outer night.

Her lover crawls in mires so deep, weeping and broken.


Dear lonely Princess, jesteres sing on silent dance

Taking the young girl and love to mountains brown.

Chasing his kisses, holding her tresses a vision to glance.

And yet, a mellow sonnet gone, a lover now gone.


Old faithful Blackbird, a friend from girly years

You kept her, guarded her, in rainstorms of light.

But you couldn’t tame the shining, dark fears.

Just sitting with Princess—night after eternity’s night.

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      • kenneth avery profile imageAUTHOR

        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hello, Gypsy Rose Lee -- I am excited that you liked this poem. Look at the very last line about (the male entity) "Just sitting with Princess—night after eternity’s night." What a nice way for two people to enjoy their lives and souls. Write soon and take care of YOU.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hey, Kristen -- thank you sincerely, for the lovely comment. Would you believe that I had myself a task in trying to select just the right looking Blackbird? I did. I love birds and all of wildlife. Just wish that I could pet them like I do my cats. Just getting to see them blesses me. Write anytime, Kristen.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Ajodo -- hello. Thanks for stopping by. I am very glad that you were pleased about this poem. Your comment was so warm, that it touched my heart. May God bless you richly. Write me anytime.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Greetings, Mary: I appreciated and enjoyed your words via comment at the bottom. You are right to think that Life Lessons can be learned (by us) by watching and studying birds, fish, and all creeping things. No creation was or ever been just put somewhere to do nothing. All things have a purpose. Write me soon.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hi, Terrie -- I am so glad that something I did made you think and believe this or not, it was the Blackbird that settled on my mind. I love wildlife of all types. Thanks, Terrie, for your friendship and comments. Write soon.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hi, Kari -- you are always welcome. You always make me smile with your humble comments. Thank you so much. I pray that you have a blessed and peaceful night/day. Write soon.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hello, Robin -- I appreciate you taking time to read and comment on this hub that left me wanting to go outside and commune with the wild birds that live near me. But I have Fibromyalgia and my body hurts 24/7 and in pain--but my spirit is always free to roam freely to enjoy birds and all wildlife.

        Talk to you soon. Write me anytime.

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        Kenneth Avery 

        10 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

        Hi, Nikki -- thank you kindly for your nice words. You are very welcome. Write me anytime.

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        Nikki Khan 

        10 months ago from London

        Wow,,just amazing.I liked the line ‘old faithful Blackbird’.

        Thanks for sharing.

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        Robin Carretti 

        10 months ago from Hightstown

        Well this one is chirping my way I love birds so much and you brought all the fine attributes out in your words thanks

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        Kari Poulsen 

        10 months ago from Ohio

        I enjoyed this. This line, "But you couldn’t tame the shining, dark fears.", reminds me of me.

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        Terrie Lynn 

        10 months ago from Canada

        Hi Kenneth. I love it. Well done my friend. This is thought provoking and fun at the same time.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        10 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        A most lovely and delightful poem. Enjoyed.

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        Kristen Howe 

        10 months ago from Northeast Ohio

        Kenneth, this was so lovely and very poetic with great imagery. I love the photo too.

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        Ajodo Endurance Uneojo 

        10 months ago from Lokoja, Nigeria.

        Lovely poem with good imagery and storyline.

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        Mary Norton 

        10 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Lovely poem. Reminds me of how much we desire to keep those we love forever but life teaches us...this ain't possible.

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