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The Sparrow

The sparrow with the broken wing
lies silent on the ground.
He hopes that if he's still enough
no one will come around.

His hopes remain fulfilled,
it seems, for quite a bit,
when in the dark of morning
a single match is lit.

A woman's intuition,
she knows that something's wrong.
Usually she hears the birds
sing their sunrise song.

In the quiet of dark morning,
she walks past his hiding spot.
She figures nothing's in the gutter,
when in fact, there's quite a lot.

The sparrow's breathing shallows now
while his wing is breathing fire.
And in the midst of growing pain,
his body starts to tire.

The sparrow with the broken wing
lies silent on the ground.
He knows that if he's still enough,
no one will come around.

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dreamer_believer said...
Oct. 1, 2009 at 12:03 pm
wow. this is great. i love the rhythm. and it's a creative topic :) this almost made me very sad, so the emotion you put into the poem is great! ;) keep writing. and if you dont mind, check out some of my work, i love the feedback :) 5 stars!
Carly T. said...
Sept. 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm
This is awesome! I love the flow. Good job! :)
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