The Yellow Birds

January 29, 2018
By Sarah_J GOLD, Cumberland, Rhode Island
Sarah_J GOLD, Cumberland, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
"Death is a destination we all share."

Young soldiers set off
Yellow birds chirp and take wing
Full of hopes and dreams


Bang goes the gunfire
Wing stuck in a barbed wire
Yearning to be free


Little do they know
That peace only rests within
Those resting in peace

The author's comments:

This haiku trilogy attempts to create a parallel between the young soldiers and yellow birds who symbolize joy, peace, and happiness. They both aspire to be free. However, their dreams of liberation cannot be achieved in reality. For war is a failed attempt to make peace, peace cannot coexist.

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