A little bird told me

When I was 16
my boyfriend bought me a parrot
and a cage to keep him in
I wanted a lovebird

Played a record day and night
teaching that caged bird to talk
Hello, baby, want a kiss?
Hello, baby, want a kiss?
The bird just squawked!

Pulled his feathers out
one by one
refused to speak
barked like a dog
Still, I didn’t understand
the misery of not being allowed to fly.

(Day 2: 1 subject 30 ways #storypoem)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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1 Response to A little bird told me

  1. This is heartbreaking….

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