poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Red Bird

A lone bird flew into my yard with its breast of red
And left a seed in what was to begin next year’s bed
The winds blew and I watched the leaves fall
As I asked myself if there was someone I should call
The days grew shorter and the chill turned colder
My mind still blank, I felt nothing but older
The snow fall this year was without compare
Daily I wondered how much more I could bear
The silence in my house is almost deafening
Everything’s fine we say but we’re just pretending
The temperature’s warming and it’s lifting my spirit
I notice my red bird so I go out to hear it
She’s asking me who I need to talk to
Again my mind goes blank; there’s no one to run to
I must find my friend within myself
Or spend my life sitting on the shelf
As I turn to tell her, I find she’s flown
Leaving me once again feeling alone
Rays of sunlight filter through the clouds
As a tear of loneliness falls to the ground
When I notice the single wildflower stretching toward the sky
I remember You saying, “no matter what time, no matter why”

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