The Birdfeeder – A reflection

The Birdfeeder Authored by Akiane Kramarik at age 7 found on page 19 in Part 1 of her book of poems titled My Dream Is Bigger than I Memories of Tomorrow.   “You will need your own copy of this book to view the full text of this poem. I limit quotes for the purpose of discussion and to follow copyright guidelines that allows for limited quotes.”

This poem consists of four stanzas four lines each.  This poem is about twins waiting to be born.  Hence the quote in the first stanza “I count the stars with my brother and guess how many sisters we shall  have.”  The “I” in this sentence is an unborn child waiting to be born we don’t know if is a boy or a girl simply an “I”.  This whole poem is about survival and the last sentence in the final stanza says it all “This hour becomes the longest in our lives.”  These twins were waiting to be born but lament that they are not allowed to live.  They were aborted at the hour of their scheduled death.  A sentence in the third stanza helps one to grasp the gravity of the situation of these twins.  First line of the third stanza reads “So the grapes will reflect our homeland.”  Very sad that these children are about to be annihilated via surgical abortion on demand which is why they lament that and I quote from the third stanza line 4 “So stars will peck like birds we hang a birdfeeder on the edge.”



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