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A Lonely Bird

May 19, 2018
By Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost


A lonely bird perches on a wire,
Wishing, wanting to fly higher.
There he sits, lonely and still,
Silent, without a whistle or trill.

Rain starts to fall, hitting his feathers,
But he stays, despite the weather.
He spreads his wings,
As a clap of thunder sings.

The bird dives, wings tucked tightly,
Rain falling, ever so slightly.
The bird flies to a nearby tree,
Only to have his hopes flee.

Now he knows he cannot fly,
Any higher into the darkening sky.
Or risk the danger of the storm,
He must stay in his nest where it is warm.

There the lonely bird stays,
Waiting for the sun’s rays.
Wanting to fly again, even higher,
When the sky is blue, and the storm has tired.


The author's comments:

It was inspired by one of my photos. 


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on Jan. 21 2019 at 3:38 pm
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

Thanks, glad you like it!

on Jan. 21 2019 at 12:37 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
72 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

I love the imagery and rhyming! Great job!

on Jan. 18 2019 at 9:45 am
Sophia_LaPalme DIAMOND, Loxley, Alabama
57 articles 22 photos 87 comments

Favorite Quote:
“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost

Thank you! I’m really glad you like it. It’s based off of one of my photos. Thanks!

on Jan. 17 2019 at 10:46 pm
Malcolm_Chase PLATINUM, Madison, South Dakota
31 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Not all those who wander are lost
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it
- Confucius

Believe you can and you're halfway there
- Theodore Roosevelt

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
- Aristotle

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
- Audrey Hepburn

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Ooh, great job, Sophia, I once again find your rhymes in these poems of yours outstanding, and this has to be one of my favorites! Stellar job!