Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 21,499 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

Miner-Bird - Poem by Matthew Holloway

The miner-bird
Appears content in his little world
Watching beyond the bars and whistling
Wanting for nothing except
The food, water, shelter provided
After all beyond the bars
Appears darkness, cold darkness
The smell of death and the dying
Still he whistles always
Unnoticed by all in their daily activities
Wanting for nothing still
He has all he needs and wants
And whistles a silent song
Unheard by all until
It stops

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, life and death

Comments about Miner-Bird by Matthew Holloway

  • Saravanan SivasubramanianSaravanan Sivasubramanian (6/1/2017 4:52:00 AM)

    Dear poet,

    Thanks for giving a heart touching poem.

    This poem remembers me the tamil poet Rajamarthandan's poem.

    Bird is the symbol for freedom. In this poem you are use the bird as a optimistic symbol.

    Matthew Holloway(6/1/2017 9:46:00 AM)

    Thank you, this poem just fell out of nowhere. I will look up the poet you recommended

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 1, 2017

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