Photo By Aleksandar Pasaric

…(written in 6/8 time)…

found this short story in my pages folder

(wrote this at the end of my freshman yr of college)

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Gawking and staring out in the woods

A beautiful blackbird sings.  

Let the little bird go free, the little bird needs to be free.

With a cardinal craze amidst the birds,

Storms directing her thoughts; capture on their minds

She’s trying to dance with the devil in her way

She’s spreading her wings out tall

little finch fly.  

Naïve and small;

So tender and yearning for truth

Don’t be afraid; show them who you are 

Current encircling; manipulative hands

Play pretend and stay inside today.

Forget making bluebirds learn to dance

(Don’t take a chance.)

Careful little bird, don’t get hurt 

Up in the sky, she flies

The winds so strong, be careful not to fall

Up so high in the blue blue sky

And the sun is out and everything right

Until night.

The lightning cracks and a bolt of thunder and ouch another blunder

Play pretend and stay inside today.

Forget making bluebirds learn to dance

(Don’t take a chance.)

It’s winter it’s snowing out in the woods

Her beautiful wings are torn 

Such a wearisome bird, the youth of her gone,

Pushed down, buried, and burned.

little finch fly.  

Naïve and small;

So tender and yearning for truth

Don’t be afraid; show them who you are 

Current encircling; manipulative hands

Play pretend and stay inside today.

Forget making bluebirds learn to dance

(Don’t take a chance.)

trying time; wearisome