I’d Rather Be A Toucan

Trying different styles. 

 

The blue bird

wishes

to be stared at

for something other

than its beauty.

 

The black bird

wishes

to be stared at

for something other

than its association with death.

 

I am a purple bird

rare

and unknown by most.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, now available on amazon.

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Caged Bird

I am a caged bird,
allowed only to fly
when a test subject for your coal mines.

Do not ask me to sing,
or I will screech until you realize
my golden feathers are worth more
than your safety net.

I am a caged bird,
and I will not sing for you
because I know what lies beyond these walls
and I am saving my voice
for someone who deserves to hear my words.

I have tasted freedom before
and I will wait in silence
for its doors to open for me once more.


Check out my book, The Four Stages of Poetry, now available on amazon.