Oh Sweet Bird Of Youth

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Don't fall from your perch
Oh sweet bird of youth
For life doesn't always 
Tell you the truth 


There's many who lie
Deep in their lies 
And hover around
Like unwanted flies


But, pay no heed
Oh sweet bird of youth
Ignore those who taunt
Or call you uncouth 


For you are the blossom 
The sweet morning dew
Unique to yourself 
The most beautiful you!


You're the grain 
In the woodwork
The smile
From a frown


The Up
From all
Who would
Knock you down


The sunset 
The dawn
The twilight 


The conjurer
Of possible
The harvester 
Of dreams


So, stay on your perch
Oh sweet bird of youth 
One day you shall soar
And discover your truth!


◄ Knock, Knock!

My Lonely Love ►


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John Coopey

Sun 1st May 2022 12:30

Your usual high quality, Stephen.

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Stephen Atkinson

Sun 1st May 2022 10:47

Thank you John & Emeka for taking the time to like & comment. 🌈

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Emeka Collins

Sun 1st May 2022 02:14

You wrote a great poem here, Stev.

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John Botterill

Sat 30th Apr 2022 21:06

Super poem, Stephen. Ingenious!

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Stephen Atkinson

Sat 30th Apr 2022 13:42

Thank you Julie, Stephen, Bethany & Ursula. Written for my Daughter, even though she wont read it because she 'doesn't do poetry' 🤣
And thanks for the likes everyone. Always appreciated 🌷

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Sat 30th Apr 2022 00:51

Very sweet poem, lovely imagery. Just fab! Well done.👍

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Bethany Sallis

Fri 29th Apr 2022 18:07

a very cleverly written and enjoyable read Stephen

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Stephen Gospage

Fri 29th Apr 2022 17:27

'You're the grain in the woodwork'. Yes, I love this, Stephen.

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julie callaghan

Fri 29th Apr 2022 08:00

Just Beautiful. Should be made into a poster, or bookmark to be read daily?!?

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