Matthias Pantaleon

Rookie - 490 Points (August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)


The Sparrow perched on
A tree trunk
Message in hand
We were too drunk to receive any
So she flap wings, stare at us
Eyes flood with tear drop
What do we care
We laugh aloud and make jest of her
Alas, she flew away
Never look back, till date
We never knew what it is
She has come to say
Nor what become of her

Submitted: Friday, October 26, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: sad

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Don't kill the messenger without getting the message.
sometimes we meet people who re very kind to us and probably will do anything for us, but we take them for granted. In most cases we never had the chance to come across such nice people with good intentions toward us in life.

Comments about this poem (Sparrow by Matthias Pantaleon )

  • Rookie - 92 Points C. P. Sharma (11/14/2012 6:52:00 AM)

    Even the birds have message for us for which we seldom care. You have conveyed the so clearly and quietly. TFS
    I have also written a poem titled 'Sparrow, You may read it when time permits. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Swan (my Diary Of Bitterweet Chocolate) (11/6/2012 10:51:00 AM)

    I get it! Somtimes I have to read A poems a couple times to understand. It was touching. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (11/6/2012 3:15:00 AM)

    Hello, this is lovely in your thought process and meaning. Before i read it by the title alone i was thinking of one of my favourite stories...the happy prince, which i cannot read without shedding at least one tear. I think thats what i liked about this piece is the fact that you chose as i see it the sparrow (usually considered insignificant) just readers notes do enhance this piece...if i am to be honest to me the last word in the first stanza just does not compliment this piece, to me, maybe (to receive her) or something like that would be more conducive...but this is merely my opinion and i am no poet, just one who likes to read and tries to write...other than that i enjoyed this piece... tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Swan (my Diary Of Bitterweet Chocolate) (11/5/2012 3:28:00 PM)

    I do love the form of the poem, but I have to admit I was a little confused on its messege (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deborah Shakespeare (11/3/2012 3:21:00 PM)

    They hang with their bellies like two Sparrows in the fields (Report) Reply

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