‘The First Bird’ and ‘I am a Moth’: Two Poems

John Kolyav By John Kolyav, 30th Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Mental state of an ostracized person is no better than what a moth might feel. The first bird also must have suffered it.

The First Bird

Lizards ostracized the first bird,
Having rudimentary wings;
But, it had mate thanks to parallel evolution.

The bird brooded
In its nest of alienation,
Ignoring humiliation.

Over generations
The wings and feathers grew towards perfection.

The lizards never had thought
The bird would come back,
With powerful beaks and claws,
To strike those who despised it,
And music
That excels all the existing notes!

I’m a Moth

Under the flowery branches of social life
On the wrinkled bark of alienation
I crouched, waiting for twilight.
My fragile wings, spotted black, quivered
By the brilliant sun’s gaze.
When the breeze whispered to the leaves
Light and shadows danced around me
Like hope and despair.

I remember the days of caterpillar
When I devoured the emerald youthful deeds.
Burdened with segmented sins, I was crawling.
The endless thread of repentance
I spun day and night to weave a cocoon

Of extreme confinement,
Dreaming colorful wings.

No miracle in my life, I know
Still, I hear the sighs of a lone dew drop,
Hanging uncertainly from a leaf’s apex
And the sob of the same lonely star
That disappears last at daybreaks.

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Archaeopteryx, Butterfly, Caterpillar, Cocoon, Daylight, Depression, Evolution, Moth, Reptiles, Wings

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author avatar John Kolyav
Born in 1963, Postgraduated in 1986. Six novels and four poetry books published. Got three state- level awards for literary works. More details at www.johnsonpj.com

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