The Singing Of A Bird


The tapping of a blind man’s stick


In a single swift accident

There at the corner table

Friends whisper

Forgotten newspapers

Strewn across dirty tables

Dragging his feet

Tattered threads of well worn jeans

Make him feel safe


As the cold, chill of stone

Kisses his cheeks

His unforgiving heart

Dances to a beat

And compassion resumes her watchfulness

Her sweet embrace

In failing light

And all that is heard

Is the singing of a bird.


Written for Poetry Jam

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13 Responses to The Singing Of A Bird

  1. Laurie Kolp says:

    You have painted such a vivid scene here, Alan.

  2. Mary says:

    Thank goodness for compassion in every situation. I do hope that there is a change to his unforgiving heart.

  3. Gabriella says:

    We have all seen this kind of people and have not known what to do. Compassion is indeed the answer.

  4. brian miller says:

    smiles…i am glad that compassion can reign…and i dont pity the blind…i have known some that are ever so talented because they did not have the sense of sight…

  5. This is very poignant, Alan.

  6. peggygoetz says:

    Very poignant Alan but also something so lovely in the singing of the bird. Hope you are all settled in your new place.

  7. mood wings says:

    I really like this. Especially the last five lines.

  8. Sumana Roy says:

    this is so beautiful and reassuring….

  9. Gillena Cox says:

    This ends on such a haunting note, it’s melancholy, it’s sad,the compassion makes it sweet,

    Happy you stopped by my blog

    Much love…

  10. Truedessa says:

    Alan, There is so much here to read in between the lines. Glad there is comfort in those tattered worn jeans..all that is heard is the singing of a bird..perhaps, to the tune of some healing in the heart.

  11. Rallentanda says:

    The mood you have created here is bitter sweet. The unforgiving cold person with the lovely bird song. Interesting.

  12. Helen says:

    This is a beautiful poem, Alan. Beautiful.

  13. Beautifully written, Alan, and I like the tangent you took witht eh prompt here.

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