A Poem by Sara

Surrounded by cliches all describing the healing power of love, take a moment to consider if love actually heals one and all or can it lead to destruction too.

The father gave his son a wild raven
The challenge was to tame it to perfection
The boy always eager for a fresh new challenge
Accepted it at once without an instant’s delay

Day and night he sat with the raven
Until his face had badly been clawed
Yet it was not in the boy to give up
For he had to prove himself right

He would feed the bird with his bare hands
For days his hands were always bleeding
He would sing to the bird until it fell asleep
Fresh claw marks were always the wake up alarm

But as the days passed the bloodshed reduced
The bird finally started to befriend the boy
It followed the boy wherever he took it
And slept with him each nightfall

Satisfied the boy took the bird to his father
In an instant the father broke its neck
And all the boy could do to not cry
He stared at his still yet beloved friend

I asked you to tame it to perfection
Instead you taught it to love and trust you
You destroyed the bird beyond repair
“To love is to destroy” was all he said

© 2020 Sara

Author's Note

This is my first attempt at writing so all suggestions are welcome.

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Added on May 16, 2020
Last Updated on May 16, 2020




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