Be The Bird
The bird on the building roof
Is auditioning to star on Broadway
Belting out the notes like Merman
Unmindful of the Greek chorus
Of bulldozers and backhoes
Sirens screeching the high notes
The bird perseveres
Sending a message
Fluff yourself awake
Tweet faith in tree and sky
Sing your heart into the day
This bird is beautiful
Jeremy – Thanks for your comments and reading the poem!
Sylvia, the minister-poet
You’re so funny, Gaby! Miss seeing you at the Farmers Market!
I love this! I don’t know which part is my favorite because every line speaks to me and creates wonderful images 🙂
Thank you, Katrina! I’ve enjoyed reading your poems!
This is wonderful! I especially enjoyed the Greek chorus, but all of it sings.
Nancy – My knitting guru! Thanks for the comments!
This made me smile. So beautiful and lovely!
Maira – Glad you found something to make you smile in the poem. Thanks for reading!
That “Sing your heart into the day” is just lovely.
Thanks, Bill. I’ve enjoyed your lively stories this June!
I love this, Sylvia! I need to take the bird’s note
Yes, to this. Be the bird, the one with passion
Beautiful! I love when a bird is singing that way!
Love this! May we all have more days when we are the bird.
I read this slowing in spite of no stop signs of punctuation. That made every word more meaningful and the entire message was a tribute to its readers.
A bird belting out notes like Merman cracks me up. “Overpowering progress”– the reader can hear its message clearly above the din. I agree with mtpoet: word choice, especially, in the last stanza is perfect.