One Is Not Like The Other

Two birds perch on the peak of the roof
One ruffled and plump
The other sleek and and skinny
They stand apart
Together they sing
Together they claim
a place in the world

And then each flies
In its own direction

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10 Responses to One Is Not Like The Other

  1. Fran Haley says:

    Utterly beautiful in its simplicity, your poem and its message of togetherness, song, and individuality.

  2. cvarsalona says:

    Diane, this is a layered poem that says so much beyond a spring day on a branch. One is not like the other but they come together in a brief moment of peace. Thanks for writing this on a day that the world needs togetherness and kindness.

  3. Katina says:

    “One is not like the other” puts me in mind of this short snippet that Sesame Street used to have, then there was another short clip with two little girls and their dolls. Those are the two images that came to me when I started reading your poem. I could even hear the music of each of those Sesame Street snippets. At any rate, once I got over my de-ja-vu (which was pleasant, but I’m sure not what you had in mind when creating the poem) I truly enjoyed it. It even could speak to the harmony that we humans could have now, if we could be more like your two birds! Thank you for sharing!

  4. arjeha says:

    Now, if we as humans could just do the same.

  5. Leigh Anne Eck says:

    There is a lesson to be learned here…

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