dispersing & reflecting light through poetry

NaPoWriMo Day 3

Day 3 [7:39-7:55 am; 12:21-12:30 pm]
Write a poem using the overall theme of birds. (http://libguides.scf.edu/NaPoWriMoSCF/NaPoWriMoDay3)

The Plight of the Flightless Bird

Bards sing of the glories of flight,
of soaring o’er the clouds;

of braving long journeys through the skies
to arrive once again in paradise;

of the spreading of the wings
to be carried by the currents of the wind.

But what of the flightless bird,
does this make their life less grand?

Is a life spent limited to walking the earth
within a shortened range of habitat,

unable to gaze upon an expanding horizon,
or view the open landscape from above

the diminishing of its existence
or value of its worth?

Though it’s wings do not carry it
to the heights of heaven’s gates,

it’s still a bird.

Copyright © 2016 Scott Daniel Massey


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