A Little Bird

A Little Bird

A Poem by john l smith
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A Little Bird

 

A little bird came flying by

To ask, why was it such a strain

That when he tried to fly ahead

The wind just blew him back again

 

And on top of that, he said

It always seemed to rain

And, that life for him

Had become a serious drain

 

I told him about mankind

And his different types of pollution

And how there didn’t seem to be

Any unified solution

 

How development seemed to be

The only thing considered

And how commerce and industry

Had left our atmosphere endangered

 

Like those of us who watch it all

As forests burn and great trees fall

When we think that we're flying ahead

We are actually in reverse instead

 

 


© 2019 john l smith



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The little bird you use as a messenger humorously to deliver a stark warning, maybe it is already too late to reverse what we have started ?

Posted 1 Week Ago


john l smith

1 Week Ago

it is definitely a difficult situation
I tend to joke about things but I certainly have conce.. read more
Stella Armour

1 Week Ago

well, i tell myself that what they have never known they will not miss... but it is a sad thought :(
In his foolishness, mankind will saw off the limb upon which he sits. Only some of us know we're part of the same whole.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

John - you certainly make us think on this one. It is a shame that, it seems, that so little is being done to correct the problems that are plaguing us with our environment. Thanks again for another warning shot across the bow - but is anyone, in control listening or watching?

Take care - Dave

Posted 1 Week Ago


john l smith

1 Week Ago

It seems to be more about getting voted back in to power, than it is to do anything serious once bac.. read more
This is an absolutely great commentary on humanity and its very obvious evils. The introduction of a bird as a representation of Nature is just perfect. Loved this write

Posted 1 Week Ago


john l smith

1 Week Ago

Hello Abhishek
Nice to meet you
It is unfortunate that commentaries are not concrete s.. read more
Trying to reverse the damage we have done is like taking one strep forwards and three back. We aren't going to get anywhere at this rate. Ashamed to say, it's my generation that started the decline. Your poem makes you stop and think. Good evening Dave from across the pond where it is bloomin cold.

Chris

Posted 1 Week Ago


john l smith

1 Week Ago

Hi Chris
It looks a bit daunting
I am as responsible
Snow here but a bluejay vi.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Wrapped up nicely Dave. Good the storm has passed.

Chris

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