September 3, 2009
By , Jacksonville, FL
In my journeys I’ve discovered
That friends do not need each other
Because little birdies of a feather
Will fly and cry and die together
We’ll spend our time with the ones we love
Knowing that they have our trust
We’ll build them up and esteem them highly
Then shoot them down with a bolt of lightning.
We’ll chirp melodies in their ears
Telling them what they want to hear
And when they doze off to sleep
We sneak in and cut their wings
When they find that they can’t fly
We butter them with countless lies
About their potential-as we do carry
The audacity to tell them their worthy
We go on our separate ways
Looking for new friends to make
That will show us empathy
And take us under their wings
We’ve become birdies of a feather
Well laugh and sing and be together
I’ll put my heart into this love
He knows that he has my trust
He’ll build me up and esteem me highly
And shoot me down with a bolt of lightning.

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pinkypromise23 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 11:08 am
this is really has a great flow and ends perfectly. i love how you start of as saying 'we', and then you end it with 'he'. i love the lines 'and when they doze off to sleep we sneak in and cut their wings' its all so matter what you go through with a person and how much you trust them there only bound to hurt you in the least thats what it feel s like to me, but im kind of clueless with giving good feedback. well, at least i tried right? either way, the poem was... (more »)
BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Aug. 16, 2010 at 8:39 pm
merci captain! you're feedback is awesome,and i love that you see my somewhat negative point of view.
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