Magpie

Magpie they call me
Though I know no reason why
For I am handsome and clever
And I never never lie.
Legend tells of other birds
Asking me to teach them 
How to build a nest.
When I began to show them
They said they knew best.
This is why I live in a nest
With a sheltering roof and a view -
And other bird's nests are like mine - 
but cut in two. ha ha