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Bird on a Wire

Fly Your Own Way

By DJ RobbinsPublished 22 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
Bird on a Wire
Photo by Joshua J. Cotten on Unsplash

A colorful bird with a yellow head, white body, and blue wings, perched and sat atop a telephone wire. He felt sad because he was short and stout, and his brother and sister had just hurt his feelings.

“You can’t fly as high or as long as we can,” Sister Bird teased.

“You’re too short and plump,” Brother Bird mocked. “We’re lean and pristine.” A one-eyed dove flew by and then landed on the telephone wire.

“Pardon me little bird, but why so glum?”

“I am not lean like my brother and sister, nor can I fly as long or as high as they can,” the little bird said.

“So what?” the dove said. “Does it bother you that I only have one eye?”

“No,” the little bird answered.

“I am sure you have other talents that your brother and sister do not have,” the dove assured him.

“I ‘m a good singer,” the little bird said.

“Prove it,” the dove said.

The little bird sang his song and birds from near and far came to rejoice in the little bird’s voice. Even the little bird’s brother and sister came; jealousy struck their hearts knowing they could never sing like the little bird.

“We all have our special talents,” the dove said. “We can do some stuff better than others.

Amplify your strengths little bird, not your weaknesses!!”


About the Creator

DJ Robbins

He wrote a short film that is currently up on Youtube called ,''All the Lonely Boys''



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Comments (20)

  • Esala Gunathilake17 days ago

    Congrats on your top story.

  • Linda Goodman19 days ago

    Amazing writing

  • Fantastic writing.

  • Jasmine Whitmore21 days ago


  • Raihana H.21 days ago

    So short but so beautiful and meaningful! "Amplify your strengths little bird, not your weaknesses!!” is my favourite line in this piece. The little bird sounds so cute! And we can't forget the wise one-eyed dove!

  • Kodah21 days ago

    Aww this was beautiful! Congrats on your deservedly so top story!! 💌🥳🎉🥳🎉

  • Novel Allen21 days ago

    Sage advice from the elder. I felt that way once...being different really rocks. Fly little bird, fly.

  • Anu Mehjabin21 days ago

    Embrace your strengths, for they make you unique.💝💝

  • Ameer Bibi22 days ago

    We all have our unique talents Love the insights

  • Andrea Corwin 22 days ago

    Congrats on TS🎉 I love bird watching and this little fable you created!!

  • Caroline Craven22 days ago

    So cute. What a smashing top story.

  • Paula R22 days ago

    Good read. Congratulations!

  • The Dani Writer22 days ago

    Thanks for writing and sharing! Congratulations on the top story!

  • This should be a children’s book so inspired and sweet!

  • Lovely words and your picture inspired my latest poem

  • angela hepworth22 days ago

    Aww how sweet and meaningful this was!! So cute, congrats on Top Story!

  • What a great lesson in such a well written, beautiful story. Congratulations on your top story

  • Gerard DiLeo22 days ago

    In search of the lost chord, indeed!

  • shanmuga priya22 days ago

    Exceptional work.

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