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And I Barely Heard the Finch

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This Poem is intended to be a metaphor of dealing with fear and worry and how we do not focus on the message around us because of it.  Inspired by my little backyard finches.

And I Barely Heard the Finch

How sweet your timid twitter,
Like a child pulling on its Mother’s dress,
And like the child, “Do you want to talk to me,
Do your little chirps mean more than seed?”

Free you fly through the dawning skies,
Problems far from your waking eyes;
Immigration, prejudice, have no place
In the world of sunshine on your face.

“Oh, you say, there are cats I must fear,”
And you avoid them. and many Jays,
Solemnly equipped with camouflage,
You let those big birds play.

And while flap-jawed feathers pick a fight
Around oval and hurricane restless seas,
Your Master calmly guides you where to go, and
You weather storms with ease.

And I barely heard the Finch.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/21/2019 11:49:00 AM
- It would be beautiful to live in: "In the world of sunshine" ... where everything was friendly and good ... sometimes I think all animals are wiser than us humans :) - Love it, Sunlite :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/14/2019 9:54:00 AM
I'm kind of late, but very appreciative!
Date: 9/20/2019 2:08:00 AM
Hello Sunlite … using your little finches to compare with your life has turned out quite impressive - thank you Sunlite - Lindsay
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Date: 10/14/2019 9:54:00 AM
Thank YOU, Lindsay!
Date: 9/19/2019 6:50:00 PM
Oh , I Iove this. So well articulated and a fav good message for a reminder to me also. Thanks for sharing Sunlite :)
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Date: 10/14/2019 9:53:00 AM
Thank you, dearly!
Date: 9/19/2019 1:38:00 PM
Hello Sunlite Wanter, this poem is beautifully created. I enjoy this poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 10/14/2019 9:53:00 AM
Thank you so much, Darlene.
Date: 9/19/2019 11:54:00 AM
Aren't birds such lovely creatures? As lovely as your poem.
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Date: 10/14/2019 9:52:00 AM
A little late,but thank you, Victor.
Date: 9/19/2019 10:34:00 AM
There are so many fantastic lines in this that I find it hard to pick out my favorite so I will just say the entire poem is my favorite. I loved this my friend, you have created a beautiful poem with a deep and thought provoking message. really nice.
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Date: 10/14/2019 9:52:00 AM
Thank you, Chris!