He hides beneath his black cloak
A thief, corrupt in his actions
Seeing only the glitter
Shining bright
Appealing, flashy
Preying on innocence
He steals from the naive
the needy and the oblivious
Smelling their fear and insecurity
Knowing when to strike
Feeding on their vulnerability 
and without penitence

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sue Vincent's weekly
Write/Photo Challenge
- Photo of Magpie

  14 comments for “Thief

  1. October 3, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Well done, Christine!!! 💜

    • Christine Bolton
      October 3, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you Beckie I really appreciate it, as always 🙂❤️

  2. Christine Bolton
    October 2, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Too funny!!! 🙂 Lets see who else you recognize 🤣

  3. October 2, 2019 at 7:39 am

    What a dark black and despicable character came to mind with your words. 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 8:26 am

      Yes! Poor magpie, I gave him a bad rap 😢

      • October 2, 2019 at 8:27 am

        But so cool that I clearly could picture my villian from your words. 🤓💜

      • Christine Bolton
        October 2, 2019 at 9:32 am

        Yes as only you can Jay-lyn. 🙂👍 We probably both knew these people and I threw the magpie under the bus!! 😦

      • October 2, 2019 at 9:34 am

        Lol yes you did. Now though crocodile cooked leathery lady poolside and crooked mean spirited man are nudging me.

  4. October 2, 2019 at 1:53 am

    A graphic portrait of dishonesty, though I doubt this bird has that option.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 2, 2019 at 7:26 am

      Yes! They are inherently attracted to shiny objects. They don’t have a choice.

      • October 2, 2019 at 10:24 am

        Can’t blame them for the way they were made.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 2, 2019 at 11:23 am

        I always loved seeing those big Magpies 🙂💕

      • October 2, 2019 at 12:06 pm

        Me too <3

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