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The Sparrow

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The Sparrow

I looked out my sad window on a good lethargic day.
There was a sparrow that asked nothing of me.
I threw bread crumbs at it and it flew away.
It waited in the safety of an aspen tree.
After some time I noticed that the bread crumbs were gone. 
I looked out the front door that afternoon,
At my boyfriend, who I hate, now and forever,
I threw dollars at him because he sang a tune,
And we laughed at the changing of the weather.
After some time I noticed all my money was gone.
I looked into my cell phone that evening,
At my girlfriend, who I despise, with a vengeance,
I threw words at her as I was drowning,
Because she said she was sleeping with my fiancé.
After a few hours I noticed that all my tears were gone.
I pray now for the Sparrow to return.
A gentle bird that asked nothing of me,
Except the right to live.
I need to embrace that gentleness,
For I have nothing else to give. 

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  1. Date: 5/20/2014 6:12:00 AM
    I have never had a favorite poem. I do believe that this will be my first one. This may mean little to you or a lot. To me it means more than you could ever understand... PR

    Tunke Avatar Catherine Tunke
    Date: 5/20/2014 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the comment. I think I was in a dark place then. I guess we all go through similar stuff. I hope your situation is improving.
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 4:13:00 AM
    Enjoyed this clever but sad little write! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my latest, Miss Australia! Love and big huggeroonies, Jack