Left Behind

August 15, 2010
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Wings flicker cold, soft whispr’ng feathers dull,
Behind rusting bars of imprisonment.
The dreary life of caged is doldrums lulled,
Yet promised comfort gave abandonment.
A splendid world of foolproof motion kept
These creatures sure and faithful, full of song,
Affectionate companions, day by day, not trapped,
‘Til masters unexpected did them wrong,
Forsaking trust of those belov’d once,
Forgotten victims—empty eyes so dead.
Now they perch wretched, silent, looks askance,
But few in countless bloomers cheer fled.
If only from this iv’ry tower freed
These fowl would never cages safe concede.

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BrightBurningCampeador This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 6:00 pm
I love this! Often I'm not a big fan of sonnets, but this is really very good.
Raytheraym said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm
Very, very good! You are a fantastic writer! :)
TwinDemons said...
Apr. 1, 2011 at 11:38 pm
Hmmmmmmmmmmm Good job though I didnt get it all at once. Its are good poem. Keep it up!
Kauble said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 2:31 pm
I love it!  Your an awesome poet! :)
tangem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Aww, thanks! :)
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