Eye On The Sparrow

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Eye On The Sparrow

Ah, the brightly falling lightness

Of sparrow fall down

Strewn in snow stained witness

Frozen feathers abound

 

If God promised watching

He’s reckoning the cat

Gets hell or redemption

For perpetrating that.

 

Ah, the ominous thud

Of the soldier just thrown

He’s fast leaking blood

From the land mine that’s blown

 

Since God is surely watching

He’ll forgive the hungry cat

But damn the one to hell

Who just calculated that.


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ginga commented on Eye On The Sparrow

12-27-2010

Harver, Although death is imminent here there is something natural and engaging about the plight of the sparrow here. I like this poem but cannot really say why. ginga

HarverTomsson

12/27/2010

I know why, "You've been the hungry cat!" Can you say "fried chicken?" LOL Harv

HIP13044b commented on Eye On The Sparrow

12-23-2010

This is a very clever write. I like this a whole lot!!! Action and reaction, with the intent behind each. Nicely done.

HarverTomsson

12/23/2010

Thanks for the read. I feel fortunate to be the recipient of your attention. Harv

Hampton commented on Eye On The Sparrow

12-23-2010

The analogy is striking in this cleverly conceived write that provides a message that cannot be ignored. Good write Harv.

HarverTomsson

12/23/2010

Thank you Hampton, and Happy Christmastide to you. Harv

carynontherhine commented on Eye On The Sparrow

12-23-2010

I always say you are just to much! Your mind is a time bomb at times I believe with your imagination that runs wild. This is thought producing for me as I traveled along from the frozen bird to the soldier. A cat? No, there is a meaning I know you. You must reveal sometime. I love the write though as it definitely has your signature all over it. Hugz

HarverTomsson

12/23/2010

The poem is a brief commentary on the nature of life on earth. There is a cycle of life due to the predator/prey relationship on the food chain, but then there is the other kind of issue between the aggressor/defensive behaviors among humans toward one another. One of them seems to be a fore-ordained consequence of the fall (from a Christian world view), the other a volitional act that is morally indefensible to be that aggressor toward another human. Both creatures were just trying to stay alive, but only mankind (in this pairing) engages in war. Harv

mustascheman commented on Eye On The Sparrow

12-23-2010

Interesting....Certainly well thought out and appropriate for this time we live in. It is a pleasure to read mature, well written poetry on this site, as those are few and far between. Well done. A.T.

HarverTomsson

12/23/2010

Thank you for both reading, and leaving an approbation trail. Harv

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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