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Like A Bird On A Wire ----- Three Liner
by Peter Paton

Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir
I have tried in my way to be free.
Like a worm on a hook,
Like a knight from some old fashioned book
I have saved all my ribbons for thee.
If i, if I have been unkind,
I hope that you can just let it go by.
If i, if I have been untrue
I hope you know it was never to you.


Like a baby, stillborn,
Like a beast with his horn
I have torn everyone who reached out for me.
But I swear by this song
And by all that I have done wrong
I will make it all up to thee.
I saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch,
He said to me, you must not ask for so much.
And a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door,
She cried to me, hey, why not ask for more?

Oh like a bird on the wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir


I have tried in my way to be free

                                                             Leornard Cohen

 

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Your health is your wealth

the hand writes by itself

and nature operates by stealth
 
Like A Bird On A Wire ------ Three Liner
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Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/11/2006
Peter you are such a brilliant man! Your poetry is on a higher level than most, as is your knowledge! Your faith has made you an inspired man and I feel grateful to have you as a poet friend! Thank you for all your uplifting comments and prayers!

Love and peace,
Eileen
Reviewed by Huda Orfali 5/11/2006
So true,:(
Loved this write, peter, well done
love and peace
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/10/2006
Peter,

Gorgeous, profoundly moving write; well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/9/2006
A double treat for me, Peter as I absolutly LOVE Leonard Cohen and you have done an excellent job with the Tres Linhas format also. I smile everytime I see some poet recognize Mr. Cohen for I believe he is one of the great poets of our time as well as one heck of a musician and song writer. I think I must go listen to "Sisters of Mercy" and "Famous Blue Raincoat" now....TaTa!

Take care,

Sherry
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/9/2006
This is an amazing write Peter
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/9/2006
This wisdom is a book of life.
Your wisdom is precious to me Peter because you respect our world and you love with a true heart.
Thank you!
Love and harmony.
Susan
Reviewed by A. Santo 5/9/2006
Yes nature does and you have written three lines worth a thousand words. Good day to you dear friend. :)
Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 5/9/2006
Wonderful lines Peter. Thank you..

Blessings, Dove
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 5/9/2006
life has its way...of sneaking up on us all. beware the hand...that betrays the soul! Love you, dear Peter ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/9/2006
yippo...well done!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/9/2006
Dynamite three lines!
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 5/9/2006
This was lovely!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/9/2006
Lady Kate always has such wonderful comments that I can only say amen to.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 5/9/2006
Oooo... such truisms here, Peter, that are subtley concealed within your three lines in a mysterious way... makes me think of a conjuring trick, though I don't know why. Either that or a parable, pointing up true worth versus false perception. Cunning... but very beautiful, somehow.... like most of nature itself! Fascinated by your juxtaposition of chosen ideas... and must be a bit brain dead as to how they do or do not fit together... Aahh!! Therein lies the sleight of hand, perhaps??!! Thank you for making me think... as usual!! :)) K xx
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/9/2006
Very insightful write.



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