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As The Sparrow

Rating: 3.2
To give life you must take life,
and as our grief falls flat and hollow
upon the billion-blooded sea
I pass upon serious inward-breaking shoals rimmed
with white-legged, white-bellied rotting creatures
lengthily dead and rioting against surrounding scenes.
Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow
did to you; I am old when it is fashionable to be
young; I cry when it is fashionable to laugh.
I hated you when it would have taken less courage
to love.
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L Milton Hankins 15 October 2020
I am sure truer words were spoken, but not so eloquently or succinctly!
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Mahtab Bangalee 10 September 2020
We have to sacrifice life to save lives have to be cruel to return the peaceful kind Yeah; this is the world where every wickedness is shooting out like the weeds always sometime this wickedness is becoming powerful but if we want to uproot theses wicked weeds we need to be cruel soldiers to devastate these
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Excellent write, fit to be included in POD
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Denis Mair 10 September 2020
We are all children. If we believe in searching for what is rare and fine in life, we can't help but hate the inertia, the indulgence that treats one's own life as something expendable. The ocean is just a mirror in which he sees his own disgust.
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M Asim Nehal 10 September 2020
Written in a confused state of mind where thoughts were not in aligned/ synced with the subject, It happens with everyone and it happened here.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 10 September 2020
Nice. But you of mortal constition does not give life So you of flesh and blood must not take whats not your There is a higher power who life and he taketh He decides when euthasia is the choice he make
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Khairul Ahsan 10 September 2020
I ditto my earlier comment.
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Luis Estable 10 September 2020
I did not grasp in totality what is contained from To give to scenes. But I understand what comes after. The voice of the poems does not go with the trend; what is expected; what is the norm or fashionable..
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Khairul Ahsan 08 March 2019
Not impressed with the first line of the poem, but the contradictions juxtaposed in the last few lines seem to be meaningful.
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Dr Antony Theodore 08 March 2019
o give life you must take life, very telling verses. tony
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