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The Spirits of the Parrots

SPIRITS OF THE PARROTS Two parrots, one red, one blue, share one large, rotund zoo cage, just the two of them. There are plenty of perches, yet they sit on the same one, close together, looking over a feast of fruit and seeds to share. They make no noise, as if in silent prayer before their meal. Where are those parrots today? Where is the cage? Can we see their spirits flying past the zoo, over the city, up and down the state, across the country? When they fly through clouds and rest on phone wires, can they see rallies on street corners, counter-rallies opposite, each group waiting for the other to offend them, just so they can lash out with swear words and name-calling, refusing to even look for common ground? No, most likely, they stay in heaven, flying close together, exploring the new Jerusalem, eating fruit from the tree of life, the red one and the blue one. -Jennifer Fenn

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Date: 12/4/2020 11:11:00 PM
Jennifer, an intriguing two-level message that describes the parrots so well, and the state of human affairs as well. Enjoy your day ~ John
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Date: 11/19/2020 7:17:00 AM
SPIRITS OF THE PARROTS Such a nice poem...images are wonderful, I can see them as they are portrayed so nicely! thoroughly 'enjoyed' your very well done poem!
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Jennifer Fenn
Date: 11/19/2020 11:27:00 AM
Thank you Jeannie! You write cool poetry too. Congratulations on becoming a lifetime member.
Date: 10/20/2020 2:30:00 AM
a powerful and profound poem!
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Jennifer Fenn
Date: 10/20/2020 6:39:00 PM
Thank you Stefan! Just read some of yours and I especially like Singing Birds and Mistral. Beautiful’
Date: 10/14/2020 6:57:00 AM
Keeping a low profile, they are. Very thought-provoking Jennifer. Linda
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Jennifer Fenn
Date: 10/14/2020 11:20:00 AM
Thank you Linda! You write beautiful poems too. I love your Halloween Kitty one.
Date: 10/13/2020 11:22:00 AM
A profound poem ..
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Jennifer Fenn
Date: 10/13/2020 1:42:00 PM
Thank you Silent One! Glad you like it. I like your poems too. I read some on my lunch hour today. Poetry Soup for lunch!
Date: 10/11/2020 7:22:00 AM
Nice poem with deep meaning! Love is dead, and hatred is growing! Find peace in heaven!
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Jennifer Fenn
Date: 10/11/2020 11:02:00 AM
Thank you Krish! You write good stuff yourself. Pleased to meet you, by the way.
Date: 10/10/2020 11:24:00 PM
Jennifer, what a wonderful and well-crafted poem! I really like this poem a lot. God bless you for sharing.
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Jennifer Fenn
Date: 10/11/2020 11:01:00 AM
Thank you Carol Louise! Glad you like it. God bless you too, my mentor.
Date: 10/10/2020 8:24:00 AM
I really enjoyed this wonderful write. Yes, they are "exploring the new Jerusalem." Have a wonderful day.....................
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Jennifer Fenn
Date: 10/10/2020 12:57:00 PM
Oh thank you Paula! You too!