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Don’t Give Up




So many birds have missing feet,

Misshapen claws, fused into a lump, a clump…

Crippled… but no one cares.

They hop, hop, hop from here to there,

Pecking at the ground ~~

It’s all about survival!

I see the same ones day after day

But it’s the first few days post injury that count

The brave struggle – that’s what it’s about,

Persistence despite the pain

Until it becomes a part of existence

So one can’t remember how it was before

And one feels normal again.


©Denise G Allen, 07 January 2014 07:13

Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

9 thoughts on “Don’t Give Up

  1. One to cherish, I think. Good poem.


  2. We must persist. When life seems to be against us at every turn.. we must persist. The sun is waiting to shine once again, if only we take just another step forward. Thank you for the encouragement!


  3. so true on the forgetting what was before…it allows us to move forward…
    and yet the birds are cared for…..and keep going…


  4. What a poem… wow I’m impressed… mother nature at work…


  5. Very inspiring, adee. 🙂


  6. The brave struggle that’s what it’s about…
    blessings ~ maxi


  7. A heartening reflection of your journey, perhaps, AD?


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