Little Bird



The protection and safety

Enjoyed in our birthplace nest

Shelters us from the windy

The gales of the world’s unrest


Delivered meals and true love

Fed to us with such great care

Yet, we know from sky above

There’s a larger world out there


And if we wish to see it

Then our wings must pass the test

Security be forfeit

If with flight, we hope be blessed


We must dare to stand on edge

And unfurl our tiny wings

This the chance to ready fledge

And see what our risk can bring


Forest leaves so far below

Certain death lies on that floor

Greatest fear in letting go

We don’t know if we can soar


Know that you were born to this

Given everything you need

Yearning soul cannot resist

The feeling of being freed


You must leap and leave behind

Your beloved security

Break the chains that bind the mind

Set wing in the purity


Just hurl yourself, twist and dive

Build the strength that you will need

Revel in being alive

You are destined to succeed


Flap your wings and feel the air

In flight, you are at your best

Find a place in world out there

Life is lived outside the nest


In the world you find on wing

There is air that can undo

And when you tire of flapping

I will be the wind for you




18 Responses to “Little Bird”
  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Beautiful verses Brad…a great life lesson you have reminded us of, with such powerful images and precise wording…The ending seals it with gold! Loved it! Thank you for sharing such a nice poem.

  2. yassy says:

    Great stuff.

  3. The way you’ve used the life of a little bird to depict how the safety and security of our home must be left behind to fly high and explore all that the world has to offer is incredible Brad.
    Such warm lessons and so well put.
    I loved it! 😊💜

  4. Jim Borden says:

    winds and wings – a powerful combo!

  5. This is beautiful 👌

  6. jupitergrant says:

    Lovely, and inspiring

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