Tequila Mockingbird

N’Gadie Roberts publishes beautiful poetry on her Instagram profile. Sometimes she writes poetry with a deeper meaning and sometimes there is poetry such as Tequila Mockingbird.

In case you’ve missed this: we published work of this Australian poetess before on our website. When she is not writing, she is a university student.

Her life is enriched by poetry. She likes to play with words and capture those little moments that make our lives even richer.

Tequila Mockinbird

Tequila Mockingbird


The night breathed fresh fog
on her room window
her intruder’s silhouette.
Screams. Shots. Silence.
The city carried on.
At midnight she mumbles:
“Please remember
your keys next time,
but thanks for bringing
the tequila and lime.”


N’Gadie Roberts / 0layinka


Well, what to do with this poem? If you didn’t know better, you might believe that there was a point in time that she was threatened by someone who wanted to enter her room. What to do with the part about keys that seem to be missing and the tequila and lime? Well, N’Gadie has the answer for us:

“This poem is about crazy night antics. It didn’t have an intended meaning. I just wanted to write a poem that would start rather ominous – almost like a murder – and a light-hearted ending.”

Brilliant job!

Your poem

Can you do the same as N’Gadie did? Impress us with your poems? Don’t hold back or hesitate and contact us or send in your poem using this form. We look forward reading and viewing your poems. On the submission page, you can also find a form to send in your own videos. So, what are you waiting for?

Your poem will not only be published on our website. It will also be featured on the different social media platforms we use to promote poetry.

Tequila Mockingbird
Article Name
Tequila Mockingbird
A poem about what she calls "crazy night antics."
Publisher Name
The Ministry of Poetic Affairs

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