insignificant creatures

insignificant creatures

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

Insignificant Creatures






ask forgiveness

deny freedom's infringement


i want to be a held sparrow

you, my cardinal


singing theme

under your wing

i will listen


i long to be an inert heart

flying towards you.





© 2020 jacob erin-cilberto

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'under your wing
I will listen'

I think that is the sad thing in many relationships, there is much talking and very little listening.

Birds are far from insignificant, both feathered and otherwise. Nice little poem to ponder on.


Posted 7 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

7 Months Ago

yes, that is so true...thank you, Chris,
dear Jacob... since I personify so many birds in my poetry... I read this as wanting to be under the Wings of a Cardinal with feathers that will protect you... I am forever watching the Cardinal in our huge Feeder on the Deck outside the Kitchen Window where I am Privy to the Instincts of Birds. They ask for no money... only Seeds of kindness, especially Oiled Sunflower seeds. Perhaps they do have a “higher calling”!!
tenderly, Pat

Posted 7 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

7 Months Ago

"only seeds of kindness"--yes, and they would sing a happier song if they saw us doing that.
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This reminds me of the series with Jude Law the Cardinal or the Pope, the title escapes me at the moment. A clever write on how the Catholic order works. Can’t help that feeling the Church just wants wealth as it is a big corporate body now and doesn’t care about the needs of people just “ give me your money!”

Posted 7 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

7 Months Ago

it seems to be getting that way, doesn't it?

thank you, andrew,
Nicely sarcastic description of how I feel about organized religion. I've participated to a "fringe" degree most of my life, to accompany loved ones on special occasions, but that mindset is so foreign to the way I tick. It feels like slime I want to shake off, like a dog, once I'm done with my obligations (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 7 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

7 Months Ago

I really like where you took this, thank you, Margie.
This feels like an olive branch offered to an erstwhile love interest to coax them back with reassurance. Wishing to be under the wing listening may indicate an offering of acceptance of the other person's characteristics?

Posted 7 Months Ago

jacob erin-cilberto

7 Months Ago

I was having trouble posting this one, no wonder it copied twice...
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jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL

Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..


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