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This poem appeared on David L. Harrison's blog December 2012
for Steven Withrow's ekphrastic challenge.
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Bird on the Brain

A bird on the brain can be one great big pain.
If it stays very long, a cat could go insane.

Once bird takes residence inside your mind,
you may as well leave other thoughts far behind

Let's say you just want to sit dreaming of fish.
With bird on the brain, you won't get your wish.

The bird can be quite difficult to dislodge,
since he makes all your thoughts one complete bird hodgepodge.

You'll think robins and sparrows, canaries and pewees,
parakeets, goldfinches, blue jays, and chickadees.

Take it from me. I've been there before.
There is only one way to get bird out the door.

You have to be stubborn, unyielding and firm.
You have to keep at him till he starts to squirm.

Tell him you're in on his little bird schemes.
Tell him to stop messing up your fish dreams.

Tell him, instead of fish, he'll be your snack.
He'll then fly the coop and he will not come back

(at least until the next time).

Copyright  2009 B.J. Lee All Rights Reserved

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This poem appeared on David L. Harrison's blog   December 2012
for Steven Withrow's  ekphrastic challenge (scroll down to see it).
Root Beer

In summer
icy root beer floats
are pleasing

In winter
icy root beer flows
are freezing


copyright 2009 B. J. Lee
all rights reserved
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This poem appeared in Underneath the Juniper Tree (May 2011)
copyright 2011 B.J. Lee All Rights Reserved
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My poem, "The Tortoise's Encounter" was nominated for
the 2012 Rhysling Award and appears in the 2012
Rhysling Anthology (
link to Amazon).

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The Legend of The Flying Dutchman
by B.J. Lee
(artwork copyright D. Diorio 2010)


My poem, "The Legend of the Flying Dutchman" was
nominated for the 2011 Rhysling Award and appears in
the 2011 Rhysling Anthology (
link to Amazon).

This poem was *runner up* in the 2011 SCBWI
Magazine Merit Awards for poetry.
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