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Rated: E · Poetry · Contest Entry · #2244497
for poetry contest using the prompt words, 'Red Bird in the Snow"
"Red Bird in Snow"

While walking down a winter’s path
In the snowy woods near his house
An elderly man encounters a red bird
Stuck in the snowdrift

The old man reaches out
And free the red bird

The bird turns to is the man
And says
He is a magic bird

And can grant him
One wish
To thank him
for saving his life

But be careful
For what you wish for

The man smiles
Says all he wants
Is to be with his wife
Forever

The bird smiled
Said your wish
Is my command

Go home now
And you will your wish
Will come true
Tonight, at midnight

The man goes home
Tells his wife
The story

They smile
At midnight
There is a knock at the door

The man opens the door
Surprise
It is the grim reaper
With the red bird
On his shoulder

He says he is there
For both of them
Their appointment
With death awaits
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