The Bird and the Rock

Utah Jay By Utah Jay, 11th Dec 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This is the story of the bird, and the rock, and the little boy who wanted to be the rock and watch the world as it passes by.

The Bird and the Rock

The Bird and the Rock

They are everywhere.
Sparrows, finches, chickadees, mockingbirds
And everyone,
Especially the young,
Wants to fly so high
Through the blue of sky.

Straight Ahead

Look, there
On the trail,
Straight ahead
On the side of the hill
All alone
Lays a rock,
An un-rolling stone
Of thick brick red
With black stripes...What a find!

A Closer Look

I think perhaps
A thousand busy feet
Must have passed it by
Without a look or thought
But not I,
I like rocks.
I think I might stop
And take a closer look
If you don't mind.
I think I might
Want to be a rock
When I grow up.

When I Have the Time

When I have the time
And presence of mind
In another life of mine.
It seems like
Such a quiet little life,

Being a rock,
Seldom bothered
By passersby.

The World Pass Me By

I think I might
Want to be
The rock
And just sit there
Right where it is
And watch the world pass me by;

Let someone else
Be the bird.

Poetry and photos by uTAH jAY
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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
12th Dec 2014 (#)

Another masterpiece of a poem!

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author avatar Utah Jay
12th Dec 2014 (#)

I'm glad you liked it Fern.

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