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The Sparrow

It’s that wonderful time of the week when we get to play Friday Flash 55 with our superb host, G-Man!  I’m also linking this to Form For All at d’Verse Poets.  We were invited today to use various poetic techniques such as alliteration and personification as well as considering style and connotations.

sparrow on fence

riding the silent wings

of a slight sparrow

into the shuttered section of town

overwhelming poverty and crime

filth and fear fill the air

with their fetid fragrance

of rot and death and despair

she lands on the sidewalk

next to a small child

and bids me look into his eyes

where I see greatness

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19 thoughts on “The Sparrow

  1. This reminds us that amongst all the turmoil of the Big Picture.
    There are thousands of Mini Dramas taking place that it it whole.
    Loved your Microcosm 55 Teresa
    Thanks for playing, you are among the elite of meaningful writers My Friend.
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

  2. …loved the way through the end and i think you just did give the right justice there… kind of reminded me of one lengthy poem i wrote before about same atmosphere but used a mocking bird… i think yours quite better for its brevity and message conveyed… excellent… smiles…

  3. Such a sweet picture. Sparrow?Typical town bird.
    Hope it gets to see some pleasant gardens as well.
    Quite a story you manage to cram into a few lines.

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