Spencer Reuillard

A Purpose!

What dith the ground say?
'Look t'wards the sky! '
What dith the sky then say?
'Nay, look t'wards the ground! '

The Black Bird indeed overheard the disput,
and indeed he did intend their mouths to mute.
So towards the air the Black Bird then flew.

'What beith the matter yee two speak of? '
The ground rummbled forth and spoketh first.
'All of my dreary moments have been spent here below you, whilst in my dreams I wish to be in the sky! '
But the sky roared in with a mighty breeze in reply!
'All my dreadful time has been spent here above you all, whilst in MY dreams I wish be on the ground! :

The Black Bird, annoyed at least, sighed and answered:
'My good friends, we have known our faces for the longest of times, and have not we all had our moments of glory? Have not we all but had our hours of need as well? You both, just as I, play a role mingled into the sands of time! '

The sky and ground both took their time to answer the same:
'Well, we see our purpose is in harboring the simple loving creature of Man. What be YOUR purpose dear Black Bird? '

Before the Black Bird could retort, the Gunshot silenced him!

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, July 7, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, March 19, 2011

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Comments about A Purpose! by Spencer Reuillard

  • Dom Wisperez (7/7/2007 3:02:00 AM)

    very creative. many purposes intertwined into one.

    for me, as I read it, the poem needs more poetic organization. segrigate what you say and chop it up using the plot to place yoru segrigations

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