Little Birds

September 4, 2009
By DevonW. GOLD, Denver, Colorado
DevonW. GOLD, Denver, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"A little common sense, goodwill, and a tiny dose of unselfishness could make this goodly earth into an earthly paradise." Also, Galatians 5:22 (It's a good one).

20,000 birds in flight
The song of their flapping wings,
Painted delicately in the sky
The magic of it all

Small wishes
The souls of those deceased
Riding up to Heaven on the wings of an angel
The magic of it all

Watching the stillness, having it move in my head
All the canvas painted blue and white, swirling in my mind
Thoughts of the world as the birds see it
The magic of it all

Little birds and little hopes
Fly above our head
Not just paintings hung by a string
But the reality

And the magic of it all

The author's comments:
I was inspired to write this by a little bird ornament I have. It's about the wonder of such simple, beautiful things that no one really notices in life. Magic.

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Centennial said...
on Sep. 17 2009 at 2:29 pm
Centennial, Florissant, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics.

You are all stardust.

You couldn't be here if stars hadn't exploded. Because the elements, the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution weren't created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars. And the only way they could get into your body is if the stars were kind enough to explode.

So forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today."

I really like this poem. I think it is what it claims to be: simple and beautiful. Keep writing magic like this!

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