different

friday afternoon’s verse, away from the material, “artificial” world that agitates striped black or grey suited people, locked in a tower of greed, blinded by glittering obsessions.

It is on the topic of difference & inclusion.


You, Little Albino Sparrow


Look at yourself among the crowd,

you don’t quite mingle with

the rest.

Always on the edge of the shrubs,

in-and-out like

an intruder,

whilst your kind feasts

in oblivion.

And yet you shine in your own way:

majestic crown of snow 

bunting, you stand

out wherever

you land –

and 

if you’re not quite

a captain,

don’t 

you

forget 

you’re a sparrow,

fierce,

quarrelsome,

original,

light years away from the humdrum.

I’ve watched you feed

hours on end,

don’t be

afraid

to

stand your ground,

you have your place among my trees.

© Nat Hall 2015

  

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3 responses to “different

  1. Exactly. It provokes deep unease

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