A Poem by Gaia Octavia

Baby bird,
broken limbs,
paying for
another's sins

My two cupped hands
to scoop you in,
and keep you warm,
skin to skin

Anguish so thick
it drips off the page,
I feel quite like you
in your thick paper cage

Forced to repeat
the same little life,
when you're worthy of more
and it cuts like a knife

But while you must stay
part of you can be free,
'cause wherever I go
you'll be always with me

© 2017 Gaia Octavia

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The first stanza is amazing.
Compassion shines through in this piece...being a heathen I had to look up Jude lol.
The image of the baby bird is super powerful. I may have to steal it.
Great metaphors all around. ..this piece resonated with me and will stay in my mind for a while.
Great rhyming too. Always good to read.

Posted 8 Months Ago


8 Months Ago

Aha! Complexity from the complex. Icebergs are complex things too but the prosaic metaphors I use ar.. read more
Gaia Octavia

8 Months Ago

Oh, I've been there! And posted them in all their disgraceful glory 😁 Can't wait!

8 Months Ago

It's gonna be fun 😅

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Added on July 25, 2017
Last Updated on August 26, 2017
Tags: literature, pain, life, Poetry, characters


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A Poem by Gaia Octavia