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The Bird Who Would Not Fly

May 26, 2014
By Still_Thinking GOLD, Hebron, Connecticut
Still_Thinking GOLD, Hebron, Connecticut
10 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When I said that Mercy stood
Within the borders by the wood,
I meant the lenient beast with claws
And bloody swift-dispatching jaws."

I read a story in my bed at night,
About a small bird in a tree so tall,
About a young bird who would not take flight,
Because he lived in fear that he would fall.
He cowered in his nest were twigs were weft,
And there he slept not attempting to try.
But one day his mother and brothers left,
Still the little bird was unable to fly.
Quickly after them he wanted to flee,
Alas, he still feared their mid-air dances.
But when the winter winds shook fast his tree,
And the nest came falling from its branches.
He, with the nest to the ground, declining,
Now in that moment wished he was flying.

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on Jan. 28 2015 at 5:32 pm
GreekGoddess BRONZE, Andover, Connecticut
3 articles 0 photos 182 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The unprepared rebel dies in the fire."

This is a wonderful poem. I love how you managed to thread in the underlying message without saying it outright or ever breaking from your story. The fear in this is great and you managed to put it all together very nicely. Great job!

on Jun. 2 2014 at 1:53 am
papayajuice13 GOLD, Tel Aviv, Other
12 articles 0 photos 26 comments
I love this poem. The rhyming is wonderful and the ending was actually unexpected which is great. Awesome job ;)