THE GULL AND THE EAGLE By Robert Hewett Sr.

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This is one of my earliest poems. It is one of 9 that I wrote one night for the 9th birthday of the daughter of a friend.

THE GULL AND THE EAGLE

Hey, come fly with me clear to the sky
The gull cried as the Eagle soared by.
The Eagle and Gull circled with pride
Riding thermals like surfing the tide.

Look at those fools climb the buzzard cried,
As Gull and Eagle passed side by side.
Let them go said the hawk from a tree.
I lost them whined the crow curious to see.

Higher yelled the Gull looking regal.
Goodbye now you slow flying Eagle.
Look, said the Eagle, and you will see
I'm higher than you will ever be.

Up they rode the currents of hot air.
Straining for the sky to win the dare.
Come, said the Eagle, catch up to me.
Here I am cried the Gull riding free.

Where are they, asked the very swift dove?
I don’t know said the lark from above.
Fools they are now and fools they will be
Said the wise old owl from his Oak tree.

Up they went, the Gull and the Eagle
Trying to find out who was more regal.
Up they flew to rare air and hot sun
When they began the race seemed like fun.

Come, said the Eagle, Mr. Gull, let’s go.
I can’t do it, wheezed the gull below.
So the Eagle soared out of his sight.
The Gull could not match the Eagles flight.

Copyright 1993

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

what a beautiful sight...the gull and the eagle having a race...which reminds me of the story Jonathan Livingston Seagull...


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

I am an Eagle, Robert. I accept all challenges to climb higher, not in competition, but to reach a higher place.

A fun and meaningful hub. Maybe you observed these heights of fowl when you were a farmer....

Up and awsome.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Raci for reading my gull and eagle poem and leaving this great commnent. Robert


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

I am with you Ann, always looking to achieve something more. Great comment. Thank you. Robert


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Senoritaa 4 years ago

I could visualize the race. The feeling of flying high and free is so beautifully portrayed here. We should take lessons from these birds, and keep flying higher till we reach the sun. Amazing work.


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you Senoritaa for understanding my poetry so well. Robert


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natures47friend 4 years ago from Sunny Art Deco Napier, New Zealand.

Just awesome Robert....


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ROBERTHEWETTSR 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thank you very much Naturs47. Robert

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