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Mulberries

I think I wish I were a bird.
If I was a bird, I wouldn’t
Choose to fly. It seems much
Too obvious. Anticipated.

I’d simply sit there
Under the Mulberry tree and savor
The knowledge that I could fly
If I so wished.

Except that I would not wish,
And therefore I would not fly.

In the light of gold and blue
I’d hear the language of the Old,
And the songs of an Eternity.

Stretching my wings
To remind myself of their presence.

I wonder what it would be like
To sit wallowing
in a pool of my own potential.
Knowing all the extraordinary things
I could do, yet spiting the Universe
As I sat, not doing any of them.

Yes, I wish I were a bird.



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twilightfan101 said...
May 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm
This is great! So well written and very interesting. keep writing, this is a truly excellent peice. i saw your video, congratulations on your first place win. great job!
 
DeusExMachina replied...
May 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Thank you so much! It really means a lot to me :)
 
ilovewriting95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 21, 2011 at 10:03 pm
Wow! Great job! I live your poem and I think it is very creative. I wish I was a bird too but, if I was a bird I definitely would wish to fly. Anyway, great job. I also saw your video for this poem, congrats on winning first place and keep writing. :)
 
ilovewriting95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm
"live your poem" was supposed to be "love your poem" sorry for the typo.
 
DeusExMachina replied...
May 21, 2011 at 10:06 pm
Thanks so much!
 
ilovewriting95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 21, 2011 at 11:24 pm
Your welcome! Will you please read one of my poems? I will put the link on my profile... the poem is called " Finding the Adventure in Life" Thanks!
 
radicalhonesty replied...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm
When I read the first line, i expected it to be a cliche of wanting to fly. Yet it was the opposite. Your choice of words is perfect. Great job.
 
DeusExMachina replied...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm
Wow thanks! You got my point exactly! :)
 
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