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The Loner

Odd bird stands out among the seaside flocks
Taller, leaner with red stripes round one eye
Squats in the sand, oblivious to mocks

Opens his beak, emitting a strange cry
Gulls spread their wings, rise high and relocate
Odd bird remains, doesn’t take to the sky

Acceptance by others is not his fate
Solitude is all he has ever known
Feathers unruffled, he lives without hate

One of a kind, this bird has no clone
Staying true to himself, his strength is shown

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  1. Date: 7/16/2010 5:27:00 PM
    I LIKE this bird, CArolyn. I can relate to him sometimes too. (me and my loon, haha) Glad i finally found this one. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/13/2010 4:38:00 PM
    a sad state of affairs? I can identify. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/12/2010 4:46:00 PM
    Smile! And You thought that I didn't view Your splendors? Well, I always do; its just ~ Smile ~ I'm still in that maze with no time left beyond reading....Smile, I don't know why but, this Beautiful Poem reminds myself of someone? Smile, "I Love You Dear, Always," John! ~ I shall be seeing Your Splendors more I do believe soon----"Have A Very Beautiful Night, Precious Carolyn Deavonshire," Bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 7:21:00 PM
    I think I can also relate to this one--you sure captured that loner bird really well, Carolyn! I can just picture this bird so vividly in my mind! --nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 8:53:00 PM
    I think I feel like that bird tonight!

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 11:25:00 AM
    Love the visuals on this one.. Having lost a parrot that was a part of my life makes it even more special because I look at birds with different eyes.. Thank you for your encouragement on my work as well.. Love Wilma..

  1. Date: 6/3/2010 8:38:00 AM
    loneliness echos from the page but staying true to oneself wonderful poem ... thanks again for the lovely comments on my poetry the lotus smiles because it knows even in the pergoda its never alone with faith love Jayne

  1. Date: 6/2/2010 7:49:00 AM
    Oooooh I like this bird ... smile ... great writing as always, Ms. Carolyn ... loved your comment to step back from the mirror to stay younger looking ... LOL ... nice lighting helps too!! Have a great week ... I'm off to the Oregon coast for a few days so I'll be looking at lots of gulls !!

  1. Date: 5/31/2010 11:08:00 AM
    Well Carolyn, I see you are writing about me again ! You know me so well in such a short period of time my friend ! *smiles* Great poem dear ! james

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 4:01:00 PM
    although he has no one near to him, he's special because with his true being and spirit, he allows himself to be it completely. beautiful poem&meaning. it means so much to many. -Always&Forever Lynette

  1. Date: 5/30/2010 12:58:00 PM
    I think that there are many odd birds out there...Keep the creative pen flowing..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 4:55:00 PM
    The message in this piece is quite outstanding Carolyn. It's certainly one of the best i have read on the Soup, and i have been here for a year >> James

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 7:44:00 AM
    hey dear friend not sure if last two lines are to rhyme or not don't beleive so if you know if they do [please let me know for I really liked yours and can see this in winners circle thanks for sharing and for always your kindest comments sweet blessings I just checked in poetry terms and you were right for last 2 lines to rhyme em so I changed it lol duh me

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 6:36:00 AM
    I love this poem very much. I see the hidden meaning, so clearly. You have given us an excellent visual. And I really like this form Terza Rima. Best of luck in the contest. Constance

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 4:42:00 AM
    This poem has so many meanings, Carolyn! Enjoyed reading it today. Have a great Sunday and thank you for your always friendly comments...Love, Gert

  1. Date: 5/29/2010 12:29:00 AM
    Thank you Carolyn for the honour to my poem and for the timely reminder of this rhyme form.Rgds Brian Have a good weekend

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 5:35:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry and I thank you for sharing it with us Carolyn as your poetry is always a pleasure to read. Have a wonderful weekend filled with good health love and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 4:28:00 PM
    Maybe this is how the eagle feels.

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 4:10:00 PM
    This is a strange bird indeed. Is it real, or are you doing an Alice in Wonderland thing on us? Anywho - good write, old friend. And, yes I love kitties and all wild animals. Counting 8 indoors and as many as nine strays on our front porch this makes 17 puss cats.Hey! Me and Rhoda Gagliani. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 5/28/2010 3:50:00 PM
    Its not all bad to be the odd bird. Thank you for my 2nd place and a fun contest. Love, Joyce