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A Birds Eye View (Poetry)

Updated on October 14, 2012
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Sitting on the fence today

A sparrow

Never far away,

Watching what is happening

Wondering what the day will bring,

What good and evil he will see

This sparrow with his eyes so keen...


Two lovers meet

Upon a bench

Thinking that their love is meant

To be

You see

Them talk and laugh

Holding hands

Eachothers half

Trapped inside a lovers tomb

Forgotten is the wife at home...


The sparrow sees

And flies unnoticed to a tree


Some boys are playing in the park,

A game of football

As they lark

Around

Having fun,

Unaware

Of what's to come,

They notice not

The hand

That holds the gun...


The sparrow sees

And he stays hidden in his tree...


A lady walking all alone

Lost in thought

And heading home,

See's the couple

On the bench,

A tear wells up

A need to quench

The memory of her lost love

She turns her back

And looks above


And sees the sparrow in his tree

She asks the sparrow

Is it me?

The sparrow sees

But stays in hiding, in his tree...


A man whose eyes

Are clear and blue

And in them

Madness

Something new...

A thought

Has happened

In his head,

Something clicks

His soul is dead


He sees the lovers

Holding hands,

And knows now

That the sands

Of time

Go slower now.

The boys engrossed

In playing games,

A lady talks to a tree

Insane?


He asks himself

As he raises the gun,

The sparrow sees

All he can do is look on,

As the shot rings out

Loud and clear,

Frightening

All who are near

The sparrow flies into the sky

Looks below,

Who will die?



The mans gun

Is aimed at the tree,

The bird he was shooting at

Now flying free

In the sky

Because he missed

You see!

He looks at his gun,

The people around him

All staring as one...


The man wonders

What he's become.

To be shooting at

The bird in the tree

But he somehow knows

The sparrow sees...


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    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you lindalou1963! :-)

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      Linda 

      6 years ago from Texas

      Amazing! I was literally holding my breath!

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      SamanthaMiller11, thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Jen

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      SamanthaMiller11 

      6 years ago

      Wow, I really love the message in this poem. Really relatable in a way. Wonderful poem

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      SparrowMinistries, thank you! I didn't have the heart to kill the sparrow... :-) Jen

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Bravewarrior, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Jen

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Billybuc, thank you! Sparrows have appeared in mythology and the bible as a metaphor for life, death and all sorts, I'm glad some that came across in poem.. Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Curiad, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-)

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      SparrowMinistries 

      6 years ago

      I too, am very glad the sparrow is safe! Beautiful.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow, so much going on from his spot in the tree! Beautifully executed!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A very interesting approach and quite the metaphor about life in general. Loved this unique approach!

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      An interesting life parallel. If trees and creatures could speak, what incite might we have.

      Well done!

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      As always Jen!!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Spy! I really appreciate your support! :-)

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      Not Found 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Whew! Jen, this is amazing!! all my votes.

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Josh! ;-)

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jen,

      Awesome poem! I loved this one for sure! The imagery, the cadence, everything. Great job Jen! Many votes.

      Have a great day and take care hub friend!

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      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you mandarmk9, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Also thanks for the vote and share! Jen

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      Mandar Karandikar 

      6 years ago from Ratlam, India

      A very beautiful and powerful poem. I felt the emotions. I am glad the sparrow is safe! Voted up and across, and sharing.

      :) Mandar

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