Treasure Island


(december 25,1983 / somewhere, philippines)

What's in a bird?

whay's in a bird,
that everybody wants to be
in their second life?

what's in a horse,
that everybody wants to ride
when the bird fails to fly?

what's in a fish,
that everybody wants to have
when the horse gets tired of running?

and, what's in the world,
that everybody wants to...
fly away,
run farther,
swim under
just to leave everything behind?

Submitted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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  • shadow ... (6/18/2010 9:58:00 AM)

    salamat po!
    (thank you -with courtesy!)

    such a relief to hear those comments from you.
    i havent read your work but ill look for it ASAP!

    sa uulitin!
    (until next time!) (Report) Reply

  • Lesly Dee (6/18/2010 9:46:00 AM)

    Good poem, enjoyable read... Grammatical error, but i'm sure it was done while typing. I like the message, keep writing! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (6/18/2010 9:44:00 AM)

    that everybody wants to...
    fly away,
    run farther,
    swim under
    just to leave everything behind?

    flying away from life................? ? ? liked ur comparison from bird to horse and then to fish.. thank you this is ur first poem and i am the first one to comment. God bless you (Report) Reply

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