The Birds and I

September 30, 2016
By AlexTheGreat PLATINUM, Morganfield, Kentucky
AlexTheGreat PLATINUM, Morganfield, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it…"

- Roald Dahl

When I was little,
I collected marbles and feathers.
Both so vibrant-
Both so gleefully gathered.


Now, as I’ve grown and still grow,
The beauty of a marble fails to astound.
Now, the concept, not the look,
Entices me to pick a feather up from the ground.


I admit that I am jealous of birds,
Of their marvelous feat;
The way they soar through the heavens,
Their freedom to meet.


But I have taken an oath in the past,
And I will gladly repeat it now:
I care not for jealousy-
Under the burden of injustice I will not bow.


Because if there ever comes a day
When the birds and I reach a compromise,
it will not be the result of a thrown stone,
But because I have learned to fly.

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