Baby Birds

Baby Birds

A Poem by Melinda McQueen

Baby Birds

 

Nestled inside,

Baby birds chirp for their mother.

She’s gone away,

They’re frightened, one then another.

 

Where could she be?

Baby birds chirped louder still.

Doesn’t she care anymore?

Has she forgotten us in ill will?

 

Calling and calling,

Baby birds chirp for their mother’s love.

Still, they were alone,

Their mother hadn’t come.

 

Then, one day she flew to the nest,

Baby birds chirped happily.

Delivering their food of worms,

She fed each.

 

With bellies full and round,

Baby birds chirped, satisfied.

Cuddling ‘neath their mother’s wings,

Their world made right.

 

The next day, she nudged them out of the nest.

Baby birds chirped at their pending demise!

But the wind caught their wings,

And oh, how they did fly!

 

Humans are a lot like baby birds.

We sometimes feel that God has left us high and dry,

When in reality, He is preparing us

To have the kind of faith that takes flight!

 

Melinda McQueen Rodgers

September 21, 2021

© 2021 Melinda McQueen


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It happens so quickly. Baby birds one day & gone the next, which you demonstrate starkly in your storytelling poem. My slight drawback is how you anthropomorphize the birds, describing them as having human characteristics. I do not believe baby birds give a crack about mom's love. They only care about food. That felt like an unnecessary bit of romanticism, when the rest of your poem is about realism (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Melinda McQueen

2 Weeks Ago

Thanks for reading and leaving your much appreciated, helpful review.
I agree dear Melinda.
"Humans are a lot like baby birds.
We sometimes feel that God has left us high and dry,
When in reality, He is preparing us
To have the kind of faith that takes flight"
We need to know. We don't walk alone. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Melinda McQueen

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and leaving your inspired thoughts.
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are welcome my dear friend.
I am reminded from your poem how diligent birds are when it comes to feeding their young. This is a delightful write Melinda, and like the birds, we too nurture our young in a similar way.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Melinda McQueen

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you for reading and leaving your inspired thoughts.

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Added on September 21, 2021
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Melinda McQueen
Melinda McQueen

TX



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Hello, I'm Melinda from Texas. I am a published author. I'm in a chair with Cerebral Palsy and writing is my outlet. I have found deep pleasure in writing poetry. Writing helps me express my emotion.. more..

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