The Bird, My Symbol
|The symbol of a bird represents who I truly am in
many different ways.|
|Just as a bird,
such as an eagle, seems to represent freedom, |
I am a very free-spirited person of sorts.
I love the freedom to choose what to do or what not to do.
I feel no chains holding me down, and try to soar to my greatest heights.
|I also have a special love for music, which a
song-bird possesses. |
I love to sing too.
Each tune or melody has a different ring to my ears.
Each one touches my heart in a different way.
|Sometimes I’m like an owl, since I love the
My inner self crawls out of the darkness and flies past the moon.
I inhale the freshness of the evening,
and feel the coolness of the breeze.
|A colorful parrot symbolizes the times when I
am colorful with creativity. |
|At times, I
feel bewildered, and swept into the crowd, |
feeling foolish copying others just to get by,
like a parrot mimicking and copying others’ speech.
|When I am bullied and taken advantage of, |
I feel like a tiny sparrow,
searching for its mother.
|When proud and feeling assured, |
I am a condor spreading out its wings to show its power.
|When trying to bring good to others, |
I am a blue-jay
bringing good luck to the local farmer’s crops.
continue to sing my melody, |
I am the nightingale in some Chinese paradise,
singing to a long-forgotten king.
these birds symbolize my many characteristics and personalities, |
and combine to make up who I really am.