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Lament of the Hummingbird

Updated on July 20, 2016

Lament of the Hummingbird

Don't tell a hummingbird to stop dancing

For it cannot help to blend among the notes and rhythms of this world

Untouched by fear, by scorn, by malice

A simple life unspoken

I have to perceive that I will fall into the bear trap

succumbing to the quicksand should I choose to wander

Pulled into the darkness by the hand of satan

No! Not I.

I should rather go wings and soar

fly above those who would repress me, hold me down

into the flaming pit of liquid

would I fall into the inferno that awaits me

nay. not I.

I would fly.


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    • kenneth avery profile image

      Kenneth Avery 13 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama


      Superb hub! Easy to read and understand. Wonderfully-presented. I enjoyed this work very much. I urge you to keep up the great work.

      I knew that there was a reason for me to come by this hub for I love poetry. I mostly write abstract/prose and one example is: "Queen Falling," if you want to check it out.

      But do keep up the great work like this hub.