The Bluebird Came Today


The Bluebird Came Today


The famed bluebird in all our

Hearts came calling this

Morning as I contemplated

My return home and the pain

And sorrow of a life spent

In quarantine caused me to

Gush like the sad old soul

I’m so rapidly becoming as

To be ripped from this paradise

Is going to be tough, so

So tough but as I have no

Readers in Europe it don’t

Matter to tell you I sat and

Sobbed as I get the feeling

It’ll be sometime until I’m

Back here in this paradise

Of a life.



Bradford Middleton


Bradford Middleton lives in Brighton, UK.  He is the author of 4 chapbooks of poems, the last two available from Analog Submission Press, and has work featured in a whole host of places including Newington Blue’s recent Bukowski @100 anthology, a Local Gems Press anthology celebrating Walt Whitman, literary journals such as Chiron Review and Evening Street Review, zines such as Razur Cuts and Paper & Ink and online, most recently in Bond Street Review, Piker Press, Poetry Life & Times, Yellow Mama and Mad Swirl.


  1. reminds me of artistic poetry and how we need more of it out there. wonderful.

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