The Bird

November 1, 2011
By Haley_Elizabeth GOLD, Wallingford, Vermont
Haley_Elizabeth GOLD, Wallingford, Vermont
12 articles 0 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Embrace imperfection rather than hide your flaws."


He caught an enormously, tiny bird,
in a gigantic cage.
It was very,
very small,
with brown feathers,
and specks of tan.
This special bird,
was a Sparrow,
I'm sure.
It hopped
and hopped
back and forth
within the cage,
not able to fly away.
He didn't mean to catch
this tiny bird.
The cage wasn't meant
for that,
more mice,
than anything.
So this bird,
more frightened
than any creature
I've seen before,
looked at me,
as I knelt down
to its level.
I looked at this beautiful,
terrified animal,
and felt sorrow,
for it was trapped
and would surely die of starvation
if I did not help.
I would never,
ever be able to live with the guilt
of knowing I let this creature die
if I just walked away.
So I got down on the wet grass,
carefully and gently
opened this terrifying cage
and watched the beautiful creature
fly higher
and higher
up in the sky
until it reached
the highest point
of the tallest tree.
It was free,
only until the net day,
when I found the same
gorgeous bird
trapped,
in the same
ugly cage.
Only until
I set it free
once more.


The author's comments:
This was actually an English assignment. We were told to attempt to write a poem that had pretty much the same format as "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop. As you know, I'm not a fabulous writer of poems, but I just thought I'd post it to see. Enjoy!

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on Feb. 24 2012 at 11:27 am
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 773 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

ha ha! Thanks, It  thought it would be fun, I dont think any one has ever done that before and i kind of just thought of it! I dont know for sure if i might make more. . . I wish people would post more comments!!!! But thank you again! :)(:

on Feb. 24 2012 at 10:24 am
Haley_Elizabeth GOLD, Wallingford, Vermont
12 articles 0 photos 90 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Embrace imperfection rather than hide your flaws."

Thank you! And I loved that survey. I thought it was cute and fun! If I'm the only person that commented on it than those other people who didn't are just LOSERS!

on Jan. 14 2012 at 4:36 pm
Free_One PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
40 articles 1 photo 773 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I am not invincible or unstoppable, but I stay strong because it is the only way to survive in this world."

This was really good! Oh and thanks for commenting on my Just for Fun survey, your still the only person that has commented on it. :)(:


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