When did the bird learn to fear men?
To back away slowly, and take to the sky
And fly away as far as it can
At the sight of a man
It can only take to escape
And I wonder
Since when has the world been this way
When did the bird learn to fear?
Did a mother bird sit by her children
And tell them to
To move away
And to not dare and make a sound
With tiny bird feet upon the ground
To never trust the plentiful food and harvest
Provided by open arms
For these men are enemies
So many roaming the earth
With ignorance in their brightly colored eyes
And she would say
you must fear evil
If you want to live free "
When did the bird learn to?
To listen for the sounds of footsteps
And the sounds of breathing,
The smells of civilization and the taste of
To look at a world, destroyed before them
And another growing
Like a cancerous build up
The earth grew sick and weak
As her own evil creations began to
kill her slowly.
When did the bird learn?
Learn what we have been taught
To fear men.
For men are the ones most likely
To hurt us.
I am less likely to die
If I do not remain in this chokehold of a society
And though men may be smart
Why do birds know better
Than we do.