A Mad Bird Was I Poem by Rani Turton

A Mad Bird Was I

Rating: 3.6


I walked down that lonely road
That sinuous, torturous bend
You know how I hated
The cold, the distance, my thoughts.

My thoughts flew back and forth
Like a mad bird blinded by the light
I was lost; I was lonely; I was in pain
A mad bird was I.
There was no way out of this blundering

Floundering directionless path to nowhere.
There was no way out and the how and the whys
Were the least of it all.

I was like that mad bird in full, haphazard flight.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Deepti Agarwal 04 April 2008

its very touching. n full of yr plight.. done beautifully.

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Michael Gale 07 March 2008

Great poem! This tenner of a poem, reminds me of my mental blocked poem. Ideas can either fly haphazardly or come to a screeching halt in time. God bless all poets and readers alike-MJG.

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Vidyadhar Durgekar 15 March 2008

excellent imagery good poem........

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K. V. Venkataramana 02 April 2008

You have beautifully expressed your plight in your poem. All the best!

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Ben Gieske 02 April 2008

I think that one reason to write poetry is to work through our conflicts. It is nice of you to make a confession and share your turmoils with us. We have much in common.

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Marie Bliss 23 January 2017

I love this poem rani, it has a great rhythm an depth

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Adeline Foster 02 September 2011

Very good poem, Rani. Enjoyed. Compare one of mine - Memory is a Cheating Thing - Adeline

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Dr Antony Theodore 30 April 2010

liked these lines. I was like that mad bird in full, haphazard flight.. good self-realization.. good poetry that leads to self-.... thank u for sharing. would like to hear ur comments on my poems. thank u

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Wow! This is an amazingly powerful piece of poetry with a brilliant metaphor cast as a mad bird. I love gutsy poetry like this and you have certainly made my emotions run wild. 10 Karin Anderson

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Matt Mooney 02 July 2009

'A Mad Bird Was I ' has great vibrations for me. A great poem of emotion in a tail spin-to use a pun! ' How could you tell a bird in such a state that 'God's help is nearer than the door' (An old Irish saying) .

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