Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Silent Bird' - Poem by Kelly Seale

Silent Bird, whispering through the night sky-
Searching for your prey
with a keen, lighted eye.
They are out there, hinding in the desert bush,
Yet their quest for freedom, drives them onward-
resolute, despite their fear.

Silent Bird, hovering, waiting, wanting-
Nocternal fixation, carnal awakening.
On the hunt, on the prowl,
Born of Badge and honor, Heart and Soul-
Oh Silent Bird, why must you feast?

The sweat of man, the smell of his fear,
mixed with the taste of blood,
mixed with the softness of tear.
Run, run... but you can't hide-
From his cunning power, from his honor and pride.

Oh Silent Bird of Prey,
don't you ever rest?
In the heat of the night,
In the cool of the day?
Hovering...waiting...wanting.

A Voice from the darkness,
as you desperately try to run and hide-
'Hey amigo, un helicóptero! ¡Corre! Escóndete! Amigo ¡Buena suerte! '

Bright lights upon you-
And you know you must give up.
You must give up your freedom-
But not your Pride.

cKs.09/19/12


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Went outside for a smoke tonight, and witnessed a bright light close by...
Not a sound that she made, as she went hovering by-
Searching...

-Me...wondering?

Comments about 'Silent Bird' by Kelly Seale

  • Adeline Foster (11/28/2012 4:21:00 PM)

    Good Write. Read mine - On the Horns of the Moon -
    Adeline
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  • Asif Andalib (10/17/2012 11:15:00 PM)

    Beautiful write on a life of a bird of prey. I like it (Report)Reply

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  • Stevie Taite (10/9/2012 4:57:00 PM)

    A jolt back to a memory of your navy days.......? I can feel the wooooosh of the silent blades! Thanks for sharing! X I can't hide from the fact that I enjoyed the poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Romeo Della Valle (9/30/2012 4:32:00 PM)

    Powerful and inspiring write that clearly shows your great talent! I really enjoyed it! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo-New York City http: //www.romeodellavalle.com (My Visual Poetry webpage) (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/30/2012 8:23:00 AM)

    mixed with the taste of blood,
    mixed with the softness of tear.

    I appreciate this poetic intervention-superb write
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  • Hazel Durham (9/30/2012 7:14:00 AM)

    A wonderfui atmosphere is gradually built up of the wonders of a bird searching for her prey, great connection with its plight. Great write! (Report)Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (9/24/2012 8:09:00 AM)

    Great write, very inspired - you may like to read mine entitled Night Birds. (Report)Reply

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (9/23/2012 2:03:00 PM)

    very poignant write Sie...the reading is worth a joyride...extraordinary pen.. (Report)Reply

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  • Poetheart Morgan (9/20/2012 11:25:00 AM)

    You inspired me Kevin, once again with his touching poems. very engaging (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 19, 2012


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