When the Magpie Stole the Moon

Good evening Mr. Magpie
My oh my you gave me a fright
What is it you are up to?
I am not used to seeing you out at night

‘I stole the moon!’ The bird exclaimed
You stole the moon? Sir, please explain

‘Something shiny in the sky’
‘Something shiny caught my eye’
‘Something shiny looked so fine’
Something shiny must be mine!’

But Mr. Magpie my feathered friend
This is a selfish act
The moon belongs up in the sky
You took it without tack

‘The moon is mine’
‘I own the sky’
‘The sky is mine’
‘The moon is mine’

Mr. Magpie do not be sly
Nobody could possibly own the sky
The world belongs to all of us
Now put it back, don’t make a fuss

‘But man, he owns the land and seas’
‘He owns the grass he owns the trees’
‘He took my friends and family’
‘So I take the moon, I take it for me’

I understand your quarrel, true
We should not have taken them from you
But please Sir, please don’t see this through
Return the moon and start anew

‘If I return the moon’ said the bird
‘Do I have your solemn word’
‘To tell my story you’ve just heard’

You have my word, Mr. Magpie
Now please take the moon back to the sky
Fly away, return the moon
I’ll wait for you, so be back soon

The moon was returned, the sky was bright
I never saw the magpie after that night

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