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What is This?!

I am free
Flying restlessly through the skies
But though my heart is willing, my body weakens 
I must stop for a rest of solitude

I land gently in the water
But something isn't right 
The water feels as if it is thickened
The waves crash around me with a different sound

I look down and see my reflection
But the surface is blackened 
It is not the same
And the awful smell wafts to my nose

Yes, something is definitely wrong
But when I unfurl my wings, I stay
My feet are stuck in the water
And I am very confused

I flap my tired wings trying to escape from here
But then they get covered with something
I don't know what it is but it scares me
I am pinned in the place where I used to be free

My minds spins in a frenzied panic
My feet and wings struggle for freedom
I don't want to be here
Then I start sinking and I feel the goo rising up my neck

My eyes boggle with fear
I struggle harder against the pull
But my attempts sink me lower
And I rest my weary body

I try once more to break free of the stuff
But my tries are in vain
So I rest my beak in the nasty water
Waiting for help, and hoping I don't sleep forever...

In the deep of night I slowly lift my tired head
There is a beacon of light shining in my eyes
And when I am gently lifted to safety
I hear those terrible words

Oil spill

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  1. Date: 3/31/2011 3:05:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry today and I'm looking forward to reading more. Take care. Dana'lynn
  1. Date: 9/20/2010 3:43:00 PM

    I enjoyed reading this today. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great day! Scarlett
  1. Date: 6/7/2010 9:21:00 AM

    Really enjoyed your poem today from a bird's point of view.. Rgds WN
  1. Date: 6/7/2010 8:18:00 AM

    I enjoyed the poem
  1. Date: 6/7/2010 7:37:00 AM

    OH MY GOD I JUST WROTE MY OIL SPILL, IN "THE OCEANS DEPTH." I REALLY ENJOYED THE POEM. HAVE YOURSELF A WONDERFUL DAY.-Imra

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