I am very very pleased to welcome John Bird to Scribble Desk today. He is an Awesome Poet, husband and father. Today, I am honored that he chose to feature one of his latest poems on Scribble Desk. As you might guess, The Sister’s Brave; The Boy is Not, is about John’s beautiful children.
For more of John’s work, please visit his blog: http://whilewesojourn.com
She’ll take a snake by tip of tail
And hold it up, but he doth wail,
And run, and cry. She wonders why.
In jars and cups, the bugs she stores
And lays them out upon the shelf.
But when brother sees, is beside himself
Till mom does come, and end the fun.
The sister is in love with art,
And scary things she loves to draw;
In rage he tears them from the wall.
Her hurt she hides and locks inside.
The sister’s brave; the boy is not.
And when she’s pushed just so far
That she’s pining for a spar,
He speaks so sweet and cools her heat.