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Magpie Child

There you are randomly pecking away. It’s my Magpie Child, sorting her prey. Click To Tweet
There you are randomly pecking away.
It’s my Magpie Child, sorting her prey.
Bottle top, wrapper, something out of place,
Nothing’s unimportant, junk’s to your taste.
Spotting the out of ordinary.
Tasting it, eugh, is that necessary?
Try and really think about what you do,
Are you eating all sorts of animal pooh?

Watching you look at the bits that you find,
It’s see-through joy, it’s a shame we’ve become blind.
All your finds you clearly treat like pure gold.
If I were your toys, I think I would be sold.
Seeing all this pleasure your gold can give,
I’ll save some things from the bin, let them live.
You do bring life to everything you touch,
It’s one of the reasons we love you so much.

Mama Grace

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  1. Beautiful poem. You have really captured the inquisitiveness of children (and their urge to pick everything up!). #FabFridayPost

    • Thank you. I need to work on her not putting it into her mouth!

  2. So sweet. She’ll get over the tasting it stage don’t worry. #blogstravaganza

  3. Wonderful poem, you summed up what’s it like for us watching our nine month old exploring the world around her!

    • Thanks! It’s wonderful how they have no awareness but also hilarious and difficult.

  4. What a beautiful poem. I love this stage of intriguing. Thank you for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost

  5. Mom Of Two Little Girls Mom Of Two Little Girls

    Ah that’s beautiful. Love it. Treasures indeed.

  6. This is gorgeous and so true. Children always see the good first, I think we could all learn from that. Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  7. This is so beautifully, lovely piece of writing. My boy picks up all types of things off the floor..jes always give me them as presents xx #BlogCrush

    • Thank you! Yeah, when she passes them to me it’s so sweet. She has no idea.

  8. I am forever in awe of you talents with your poetic words.

    • Gosh, thank you. It’s so nice to hear comments like this.

  9. Beautiful poem. #postsfromtheheart

  10. Cardboard boxes, computer cords, and cat food are also favorites here! #dreamteam

    • Cords galore. I hope the cat food hasn’t been eaten by them.

  11. What a gorgeous poem. It’s made me think of all the toys being happy when they are played with 🙂 thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday

  12. Such a beautiful poem! I love watching Ben playing with things whether it be food or toys, his inquisitive nature is really fascinating to watch!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at #TriumphantTales. I hope to see you next week

  13. Lovely writing. I had a little giggle about the Animal Pooh, but you really captured what children are about and it reminds me to stop and watch my child more and see things through there eyes as they see everything so differently. #TriumphantTales

    • Thanks. I think we are all lucky that we are freezing and capturing moments in our blogs.

  14. It’s amazing what random items can capture a child’s imagination, and things they find interesting. Both my girls love stones and we have a big stone collection in the garden that they’ve made from trips all over the place #triumphanttales

    • That’s lush! I bet there’s a memory connected to each one. We made necklaces from stones she collected but most of her magpie finds are rubbish that haven’t made there way to the bin.

      • Lucy At Home Lucy At Home

        Aaah that’s a lovely idea!

  15. I love this. I love watching my 1yr old examine silly little things and find joy in them, it is beautiful to see them so happy over what we don’t even look twice at! x #postsfromtheheart

    • It makes me see the world in a whole new way.

  16. Gill Fogden Gill Fogden

    Treasured memories recalled every day I wear and touch my “stone” necklace. Gill(Grandma Fogden) Love the poems, keep them coming!

    • Glad you can feel you’re with her, even when we are far away. X

  17. mackenzieglanville mackenzieglanville

    Watching hem explore and discover is pure magic, this captures it beautifully #twinklyTuesday

    • It’s magic! Watching them turn the ordinary into something fun and to be loved. Thanks for reading.

  18. Your little one would get along with Peachy. Everything is treasure to my little treasure hunter. Thanks for linking with the #DreamTeam.

    • Peachy sound fabulous. I do love her diary, she gets up to all sorts.

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