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Birds

There are many different species of birds.
They come in a ll different shapes and sizes,
Different colors and patterns.
Fragile is the hummingbird,
Gracefully floating around,
Sucking sweet nectar from the flowers.
Be nice,
They break easily.
You mustn’t cause more chips and scratches upon her heart.
You mustn’t treat her as a trifle.
After she hatches and grows her feathers,
She needs time to learn how to fly.
She stretches her wings and takes her dive from the nest but she falls,
The blow hurts.
She lies there a moment,
Unmoving.
She weeps.
She lifts herself up as her mother brings her back to the nest,
Only to push her right back off.
She was unprepared.
She tries to catch herself and starts flapping her wings—
Smack.
Her cheeks stained with tears and her body trembling,
She gets brought back to the nest.
She gets pushed but refuses.
Refuses.
She flaps her wings and glides through the air.
She lands on the tree next and does not move.
She removes her smile and puts it away,
To be dusted off in the morning and worn per usual.
She lays her throbbing head down and lets her thoughts take over.
There are many different species of birds.
They come in all different shapes and sizes,
Different colors and patterns.
Fragile is the hummingbird.
They break easily.
She will crack,
And crack,
And crack.
Until she breaks.




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