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Oh So Like the Magpie

©Shers Gallagher 2015
Father promised his presence
at such an inviting aperitif.
But, once again, he broke her heart
with an unconscionable
failure to appear.
His excuse of absence
was in the lure of a busy world
that did not recognise a daughter's worth
and would shatter such a gentle heart
by sheer neglect of a man’s foul play.
The girl knew better, yes,
than to place her chips
on an absent father's whim
while she, herself, lay victim
to any blinding bauble
of perfumed adoration.
And, oh so like the magpie!
Such a clever thief
to rob away the shine
of what such a day could give,
preferring instead
all those unaffected gems
that only steal away the soul. 


  1. Very nice. I think this is my favorite one of these so far this week. It's clever and well done and has a nice core of emotion to it. Good work. :-)

  2. I hope such theft could work in her favor... certainly he father seems not to care.

  3. Why do some fathers do this ?


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