Life Itself

Life Itself

A Poem by Erudite

(this isn't some boring poem 'bout a bird, just so you know) Also, instead of reading the description, just read the poem.

(this isn't some boring poem 'bout a bird, just so you know)

Staring at a pecking bird through my screen window
seems to be a representation of what life should be,
With darts and turns, pecks and frets,
In each moment its beak is encapsulated by
a new crosshatched square of my window screen.

The bird's hyperactive feet are limited by my perceptions.
It turns it's eyes at the terror of a mailman
in an instant.
I can't perceive any speed in it's motions.

The bird moves only from one moment to the next.

Although I've life within myself,
knowing fully what it's like to hold such an essence,
I've no idea how that essence spans from fowl to bear.
The same carbons and phosphorus dance between us all.

The same obfuscatory meanderings of life
are seen, up from the migration patterns of monolithic whales
down to the darting indecisiveness of electrons.
Each form of life follows an ineffable path.

However, we as men have meandered from said path,
gathering instead bowed lowly before
the lights born from our own ingenuity.

Never shall our hearts be on fire 'till we flee from our own lights, and find again the path of life. The path of creation.

© 2020 Erudite

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An interesting write. Humans lost the plot sometime ago when materialism became master. We can learn alot from the animal kingdom. Sadly we just destroy them. Birds are so important to me. The blackbirds in my garden sing each morning for joy. They ask for nothing, and yet they give so much. If you want reviews, you have to be patient. The way to get them is to review the work of others. Do that and they will reciprocate. You have to do many reviews to start building up your responses. There is no fix in the system, you have to earn it and it takes time. You then get regular callers. Your work is decent, you need to work on callers. Good luck.


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