Barry Middleton


A Tethered Bird - Poem by Barry Middleton

A tethered bird
that cannot fly
is hope
that cannot reach the sky.

The dream
is once again deferred
awaiting
yet a whispered word.

The plan that in the end
has failed,
with truth and love
forever veiled,

descends on darkest wing
and doubt,
and fears
to let its sorrow out.

Topic(s) of this poem: sorrow


Comments about A Tethered Bird by Barry Middleton

  • Nosheen Irfan (3/15/2016 7:15:00 AM)


    Freedom is the essence of life. Without it, man is like a tethered bird living in fears, doubt n sorrow. Written with feeling n sensitivity. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (3/27/2016 5:02:00 PM)

    Thank you for the reading and positive comment.

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/30/2016 4:15:00 PM)


    ' to let it's sorrow out', so essential for healing (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (1/30/2016 4:33:00 PM)

    Thanks for the reads and comments.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, September 19, 2016


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