Waiting for Belle

Written for:  Sunday Muse #172  (posted by Carrie)

She does not understand.
Why did her beloved Belle,
resplendent in scarlet
and pine green feathers,
fly away.  For five days
she waits each morning,
dragging the parrot's
cage to forest's edge.
She calls, 'Belle, Belle,
please come home.' In
soaking rain mixed
with tears, she waits.
She does not understand.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Waiting for Belle

  1. Beverly Crawford says:

    So poignant. One day she will understand freedom … and Belle.


  2. Truedessa says:

    This is so sad, it reminded me of a time my friend’s bird escaped her home and we spent hours in her neighborhood calling the bird’s name. It never was seen again and the grief was clearly felt by all. Luckily, she lived in a warm climate and we all hoped she would fair well. Who knows, what really became of our feathered friend? I guess she found her wings and longed for freedom. sigh..wiping a tear..


  3. fireblossom32 says:

    Aw, fly home, Belle, she misses her birdy!


  4. Sherry Marr says:

    SOOOOOOO poignant. That little bird, out there in the big world, the little girl, waiting. So good.


  5. Helen Dehner says:

    You grabbed every ounce of information the image had to share and ran with it ~~ great job.


  6. Jim says:

    Even if we are not little kids it is hard to think of a lost one,
    lost for what ever reason, not coming back.
    I do hope the “bird” returns for your heroine.


  7. Carrie V. H. says:

    I hope Belle returns. This is lovely Sara!!


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