Across the table, shadows fell,
As he began his show and tell.
A single motion, barely there,
And yet, somehow it changed the air.
Perhaps my mem’ry lost its wings.
It overflows with countless things.
Still, I could swear I saw a sign
Intended to abuse, malign.
A flashing origami bird
May flip an undesired word.
The key to misconstruing him
Is offering a synonym.
No bird of paradise is he,
For Heaven trumps obscenity.
And words or gestures disappear
Against eternity’s frontier.
A confrontation may be due,
Or we could overlook what’s true.
But this bird itches just to squawk.
Who cares, if people start to talk?
Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“origami”)
Helium (“Difficult People”)
In Other Words (“Heaven”)
Inspire Me Thursday (“key”)
Meme Express (“frontier”)
Poetic Asides (April P.A.D. Challenge: “a memory”)
Read Write Poem (NaPoWriMo – “paradise”)
Throughout 2009, please join us at The Heart of a Ready Writer, a Bible reading and devotional blog, as we read through the entire Bible in chronological order.