A wild bird

A wild bird

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Some people need freedom. To lock them up. They will fade away and die.

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                              A wild bird.



I saw the fear in her eyes.
She told me that "I love you.
I need you."

But I'm afraid.
Afraid of losing myself in a emotion
where I won't be able to escape.

A wild bird can't be captured.
A wild bird may forget the freedom it once had.
But in dreams will fly free and have no walls to lock them in.

I heard her crying at night.
She was swimming in a sweet love
and dreaming of flying away.
Twisting up her dreams and heart.

A wild bird will slowly die.
One day.
The wildness in the eyes of the wild bird will be gone.

She  quit talking of life and great dreams.
Her laughter  faded away.
Her spirit of life was lost in the gentle breezes.

I try to motivate my love.
I took her to the sea, the mountains and
we took long road trips.

I saw her blue eyes become sadder.
I used to see the blue sky in her eyes.
Now I saw sadness and tears.

I will set my wild bird free.
I will tell her to fly away to her hope and dreams.
I will tell her.
I will wait for you.

Somethings can't be held down.
Some dreams are so powerful.
They can kill your energy and joy of life.

I couldn't kill my beautiful lady.
I could not cage her in a love with walls and barriers.

I released her on a sunny day.
I took her to the airport.
I broke my heart.

I found a sort of peace for setting a spirit free to
wander the great world.

I knew when you set a wild bird free.
They would not  return.

                               Coyote
 



 

© 2011 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
A old poem. Youth is the greatest wine. Dance, sing and travel. Life is too short to work then died. Test the boundaries and live each day like it is your last.

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Outstanding poetry. A brilliant potrayal of a wild and adventrous soul. We see her through your eyes and her image couldn not be more perfect. It ends on a tragic note and I have started to feel that sorrow and lonliness is as much a part of love as happiness.
A wonderful poem. Great job! :D

Posted 6 Years Ago


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TLK
The imposition of natural motives on the human world is extremely potent here, especially the link between a wild bird flying away and the airport.

It reminds me of a half-remembered Vonnegut quote, where he cited research which said people needed 20-something acquaintances to be happy. He used this to formulate a reason for relationship breakdown: "I am sorry, but I could not be twenty-four people for you," or whatever the number was.
In short, as we all know, some things cannot be held down. And wild birds do not return. I think this poem will colour my understanding of this situation for some time.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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The lines "I used to see the blue sky in her eyes.
Now I saw sadness and tears." have wonderful imagery.
The metaphor running throughout this poem is striking, and I adore the way it reads.

"I knew when you set a wild bird free.
They would not return". This sums up the metaphor wonderfully and, coupled with the image at the end, brings the tale you tell to a wholesome conclusion.

The metaphor of the wild bird very aptly fits the character of a love we have had to give up. I am sorry that you had to let her go and I hope things worked out for the best. This is one of my favourite poems of yours.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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very heartfelt work, especially the metaphor

Posted 5 Years Ago


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AK
Beautiful! I absolutely loved it, the last lines are amazing. The flow is great your expression of emotions is wonderful. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem, Mr.Coyote!

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like your poem


Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amazing write; i enjoyed this.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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this was amazing Mr Coyote...wildness can never be tamed...yes you can chain the flesh but what about the soul?? the greatness of the man who understands this and releases the wild bird to the horizon cannot but be respected and appreciated...beautiful write!

Posted 5 Years Ago


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This poem is really beautifully written. Seriously, I'm touched. You had to let her go, but you did the right thing. I just loved reading it. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Really beautiful.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The right thing to do is never the easy thing to do. Your piece speaks of generosity of heart, of love, and a sort of desperation, "motivating your love." An all around beautiful write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


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