Cheeky Magpie

Hello readers, over the last few weeks, my blog site has been very hectic, and I have also been kept busy with my commitments at “Go Do Go Cafe”, and “Coffee House Writers” sites. … After sleeping all afternoon, I think I need a break from writing “A Poem A Day” … so today I’m reposting this quaint poem from October 2017.

Cheeky Magpie

A glorious sunny Sunday

Plenty of time for a walk today

Lily prances and plays

“Let’s go now” she says

And of course she talks !!

That’s what we do on our walks

Off to the local countryside cafe

For me, a Brandy & Almond cake and coffee

And you Lily, can quietly sniff around

Wander the shopowner’s grounds

So serene here, sitting on the bower patio

Trees, flowers and birds on show

Then a cheeky Magpie stops by

Lily barks, but cleverly the bird stays high

Atop the coffee-table, crumbs to try

A delicious feast, and off he fly’s

Lily gives him a parting yelp, and we leave

Our pleasant afternoon’s reprieve

Ivor Steven (c) March 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

68 thoughts on “Cheeky Magpie”

  1. Beautiful pictures Ivor. I love the name Chocolate Cafe, it beckons you in. On a cool day I’d enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and a toasted tea cake, and like you I’d be chatting away to your gorgeous Lily


  2. Aw! Lovely photos of a lovely day, Ivor! And that little Lily is a cutie! What a wonderful poem in her honor! 🙂
    I enjoy talkative birds. We have some ravens who like to chatter at us when we take walks. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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      1. Theobroma makes chocolate-covered coffee beans that are sooo good. They have some of the best white chocolate, also. I like chocolate but I don’t eat a lot of it. My wife loves chocolate also.

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      2. Lucky you. Theobroma is way across town from us. They had a shop in downtown Albuquerque a block from the office. After they closed that shop it was too far to drive to their shop in the heights.

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  3. I understand how reading and commenting can become intense. I wrote a poem a day for almost six years. I have now begun to skip days and can only respond to those who read and comment. It is almost impossible to keep up otherwise.
    I am glad you are reposting. I did not get to read your earlier poems!

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    1. Yes it has been intense for me laterly … I figure that I really need to have April to myself .. It’s get close to the 10th anniversary of Carole’s and I’m not sure how thngs will go for me ..
      haha … I have plenty of poems you would not have …

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