Marota Aphane

Rookie (Polokwane, Limpopo Province, South Africa)

To Be Bird - Poem by Marota Aphane

So you thought
It will be easy
To have wings
& fly all your ways
Without a little
Fall on a thorny tree lesson?

So you thought
It will be easy
To master flying
Without flipping wings
& dark the rain
Of mask-man’s pellets
& never be grounded?

So you thought
It will be easy
To return to the nest
Without a gale
To cut through?

So you thought
It will be easy
To be bird
Little bird?

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  • (10/29/2007 6:07:00 AM)

    Yaaa! It's not that easy. A poem I guess everyone could relate to. Naked truth. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011


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