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Read Poems by Alyssa Waters

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The Bird and Bear

There once was a bird that had lost the ability to fly,
Beneath her the dirt, where once there was sky. 
Unprotected and alone, the bird chirped a plea,
She was unable to soar and unable to flee.

Alone the bird braved the frosty breeze,
Surely with time, her feathers would freeze.
Along came a bear, which was as white as the snow.
The bird couldn’t flap- she had nowhere to go. 

He cradled the bird within his massive paws,
He thought she was beautiful and didn’t notice her flaws.
The bird felt his warmth and saw his perfection,
The bird was quite brave, not fearing dissection. 

She trusted the bear with all of her heart,
There was never a day where she’d wish them apart.
Nestled in the bears fur, there was no fright,
She had forgotten her wings lacked the ability of flight.

Although most would be astounded,
The bear taught the bird how to live and be grounded.
He helped her learn about herself, who she may be. 
And in loving the bear, the bird’s soul was set free. 

Copyright © Alyssa Waters | Year Posted 2014


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  1. Date: 2/7/2016 1:43:00 PM

  1. Date: 11/13/2015 4:21:00 PM

    they say opposites attract....your parable supports this fact....as Love finds the heart, the eyes can clearly see....just how easy it is to Love all humanity....wonderful story alyssa.....;)
  1. Date: 11/12/2015 2:23:00 AM

    This is the kind of poetry one does not come across everyday. You write with such peerless finesse as befits a real queen of superior literary craft. 7+!
  1. Date: 9/17/2015 4:03:00 PM

    Very nice poem. Good job.
  1. Date: 1/17/2015 7:26:00 PM

    That is a great poem. I can see the bird and the bear interacting. A nice story about compassion and acceptance.
  1. Date: 10/3/2014 10:38:00 AM

    Very beautiful Alyssa. A lovely story told through poetry.