Reassurance

A poet speaks a language
Silence asks the question
Of an unfamiliar path
Does a bird look for
One feather lost
If she still has flight
And knows the way home?
Ah, if you find a wing
Then cry

I penned this in the wee hours of this morning. dverse prompt is any poem of choice so I will link this one

 

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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24 Responses to Reassurance

  1. kim881 says:

    Poems that arrive in the wee hours are the best, and this one speaks to me Mary, particularly the lines:
    ‘Silence asks the question
    Of an unfamiliar path’
    and
    ‘Ah, if you find a wing
    Then cry’.

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  2. lillian says:

    Loving the title with the question posed in the poem….and then the admonishment, if you find a wing, then cry. Sometimes amazing thoughts and questions pop into our heads in the middle of the night, right? The bane or blessing of the creative mind 🙂

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  3. Oh, I love this one, Mary, so delicately beautiful.

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  4. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    I almost want to cry now. But I know like that bird we will carry on.

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  5. msjadeli says:

    Wise words, Mary.

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  6. Profound words often come when we least expect them. Lovely Mary.

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  7. hypercryptical says:

    Wise words Mary – the wisdom of the wee hours.
    Anna :o]

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  8. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Gosh, it’s been awhile since I dreamt in poetics. Last year, I did compose a whole long poem, woke up and captured a lot of it.

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  9. Bodhirose says:

    I would cry if I found a wing! I love birds and feel very tender for them. I envy those, like you, who are inspired in the wee hours or those who can dream and wake up with poems already written in their minds. I think Kim said she does that. Wow!

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  10. rothpoetry says:

    Some things hold more importance in life. Love your poem.

    Like

  11. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the comparison of the lost feather with the lost wing.

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  12. Gina says:

    would something so small even be noticed? such a delicate poem Mary,I would be looking for that one feather, every one is precious.

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  13. rivrvlogr says:

    That contrast between one feather lost… and then a wing is so stirring.

    Like

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