The Birds of Death This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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These children of Ink,
Messengers of death,
Carrying sorrow on their wings,
Fear on their breath.
Blood on their beaks,
Bones in their claws,
Eliciting loud shrieks,
With soft, gentle, “caws.”

Whether flocking in murders
Or murdering in flocks,
Their coal wings glint,
And their black eyes mock.
Beware these stony-eyed beasts
Answer not their call,
For if you dare,
Hard shall you fall.
Warn your neighbors against them
For we all know
Nothing is deadlier
Than a murder of crows.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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TheSkyOwesMeRain This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 6, 2013 at 3:03 am
I love crows as well, and I love the description of them in the first stanza. I think a great job with the rhythm of this poem, it is very pleasant to read it outloud. And I love the powerful ending!
 
Justin S. said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 8:06 am
Amazing... I love how the crows are described as murderers, that goes along well with the fact that crows are the symbol of death in some cultures..
 
SierraJane replied...
Apr. 25, 2011 at 10:13 pm
Thank you, the poem it was inspired by actually discusses the symbol crows show. "One crow sorrow, Two crows mirth, Three crows a wedding, Four crows a birth, Five crows silver, Six crows gold, Seven crows a secret, Which must never be told."
 
Raytheraym said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 5:43 pm
I really like it! Very good!
 
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