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Death On the Streets of Dallas

by Joe David

He looked peaceful in repose
A certain dignity about him still
No evident signs of violence
Nothing to reply to the questions of why

He looked peaceful in repose
No more struggle to survive
No more soaring through the sky
For this once proud bird
Lying dead on the streets of Dallas


Posted on 09/29/2009
Copyright © 2022 Joe David

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Charlie Morgan on 09/29/09 at 06:47 PM

...'tis good that you lifte the ole' boy up for all to see, much like the gravestone in a Corisicana cemetary, ROPE WALKER, now that's not his name just what he was known by...so you bird is: AIR FLYER. wonderful tribute.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 10/01/09 at 04:14 PM

Ah, the man who stops to notice and reflect on the life and death of one of God's creatures in the midst of the hustle bustle and swiftly passing cars that horn into our daily downtown lives. The urban birds have always fascinated me. Survivors tough and persistent, but not immortal. Thanks for the reflection, Joe.

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