Monday, May 5, 2014

Brilliant (#PoetryMonday*)

"And God said, 'Let the waters swarm
with swarms of living creatures,
and let birds fly above the earth
across the expanse of the heavens.'"
-- (Genesis 1:20, ESV)
A peckish Cardinal
shaded dusty gray
and muted dried-blood rust
showing no distinct red yet
tries to mingle
with sparrows

Of them but unlike them
a differently shaped head
brighter beaked
feathered with subtle hints
of something other than
their dull flat gray and brown

He is pointedly ignored
cheaply shunned
and flies off huffless
looking for someplace
to be
the bird he was made
to be


  * It's PoMo! To learn about PoMo (POetry MOnday), click here and then scroll down. 
Yes, I'm not a great poet and I know it. Still, I'm trying, experimenting, writing, and putting it out there. Are you? Please let me know what you think of my attempt. Any suggestions for improving it? Are there other verses of Scripture it brings to mind? Share in the comments!

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