Bird on a Roof


I lie awake; I have become
like a bird alone on a roof.

Psalm 102:7

Bird On A Roof

I have always been

a bird on a roof…



but open.

I have always been a bird on a roof…


 Hawks flying overhead,

gathering above,

yet I remain-



But, still prey.

I have always been a bird on a roof…

yearning to soar,

though crippled

from the nest.

Still hopeful, perhaps.

I have always been a bird on a roof…


But today-

no more.

God alone is my comfort.

God alone is my strength.

I have always been a bird on a roof.

©Dawn Paoletta

But you, Lord, sit enthroned forever;
your renown endures through all generations.

Psalm 102:12

 Let this be written for a future generation,
that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:
 “The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high,
from heaven he viewed the earth,
 to hear the groans of the prisoners
and release those condemned to death.”

Psalm 102: 18-20

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Barbara
    Feb 05, 2015 @ 16:50:42

    Beautiful! Love this…I need to sit in quiet and try my hand at poetry – again!

    Thanks for sharing! (I was preparing my blog for tomorrow’s Random Journal Day and stumbled across this post!!).


  2. misskathypwp
    Feb 05, 2015 @ 17:22:58

    Loving a little free verse–and that poor little fellow on the roof. You do inspire me to break down and publish some of my poems. I keep them hidden away, for some reason, even though I did self publish them in 2012 in a volume sampler. Not the same as posting on my blog. But, you have gotten me back in the swing of things with journaling. Why not poetry, too.


  3. Amelia
    Feb 05, 2015 @ 17:54:43

    Very nice poem, Dawn.


  4. Cecelia Lester
    Feb 05, 2015 @ 18:28:29

    Good thoughts in these lines.


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