Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Bluebird Flew Away--By Gerald Heyder--United States

The Bluebird Flew Away

Gone is lilac scented breeze
along with summer’s glow,
no symphony of autumn leaves
just silent winter snow.
Gone is hearty party joke
replaced by tears of pain;
a heavy wooden oxen yoke
in lieu of locket chain.
Gone is the photo of day
through negative of the night,
darkness of distant stars
due to pale moonlight.
Gone are the yesterdays
with tomorrows yet to be,
behind diaphanous veil
they slip into eternity.
Lost are youthful dreams
through innocence that went astray;
gone is nature’s sweetest song--
the bluebird flew away.

Gerald Heyder is a published poet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


  1. I love love love it. The bluebird parallel to nature and human life. Exotic. the bluebird flew away

    Thank you

  2. Hallo Gerald Heyder. I like this.

    Gone are the yesterdays
    with tomorrows yet to be

    it makes me forget the past huddles which flew out of my life like this bluebird.. love your piece of writing.

  3. Hi, Gerald. Very clever parallel usage of metaphor to life and the seasons! I also enjoy your creative rhyme pattern and flow. Sheri

  4. A wonderful inspiring poem Gerald. Gracefully written. I enjoyed reading it! ~Chris

  5. Gerald, thank you for sharing your talent with this well written, flowing, poem, an easy read and very enjoyable.

  6. It all fits very well into an inspiring piece. Thank you for the share. Ralph.

  7. Hi work, Gerald. Thank you for sharing your gifts and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  8. Thank you, everyone, for all your lovely comments. I with send them to Gerald. Gerald, I really like how you weave a message about humankind and nature. The title intrigued me right from the start which is an asset for any poem. I enjoyed your poem like the others that stopped by. Thank you for sharing it.