The Raptors of the World

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Not a single creature so well defines,

the most characteristics of Mankind.

That represent the good and the bad,

as our sun overhead, has shined.




The raptors of the world, so many,

and such beauty is in them to behold,

They soar the heights in their flights,

with such a passion, and so bold.




The reflection of their fierceness,

with determination and strong resolve,

The awesome wonder of them each,

speaks of how humans did evolve.




To become the highest forms of life,

to exist, and so dwell upon this earth,

A proving of the substances, of each,

that gives a statement to their worth.




The hawks, the owls, the falcons swift,

with sharp beaks and talons to hone,

Give a credibility in their attacks,

that many creatures, their prey, are shown.




As in the actions shown of men, these traits,

appearing as well, their's, to blame,

Yet, a refusal to admit in all confidence,

that our methods, are much the same.




Such beauty is in the fine graces shown,

in their lift, and with their beating wings,

The birds of prey, and the Raptors watch,

all men's wrongs, in a thousand things.




These birds would deny the evil seen there,

as a likeness and all never to claim,

These common bonds have limitations,

to break away from the bad, in its shame.




Birds of the feather and with glistening eyes,

above the winds and in freedom, to sail,

With the care of men, and how each will survive,

determines, if in life, they shall prevail.




As is the case in the human condition,

and the nature of acts, that we each display,

Bring about a quality of life, on our green planet now,

our futures made, in every way.

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A FROG...HUMANS AS THE BIRDS SEE US(note the real frog sitting on the head of the marble statue frog in my yard}.


(I've included birds that are not raptors to illustrate flight and how special they all are)

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joanwz 4 years ago from Katy, Texas

Beautiful as usual. I always love to read your poetry and see the pictures you include. thanks.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, joanwz, I always appreciate your kind comments.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, MKlow1, I hope this gives us all a little perspective and a look inward as to why we do the things that we do.


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Stephen Ulibarri 4 years ago from Albuquerque

I agree with joanwz. This was so beautiful and the pictures were amazing. You are truly a talented soul.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Stephen, your comments are always welcomed and make me feel as though what I do in writing and art are worthwhile and appreciated.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....this is the best piece of writing that I have seen/read in some time here at the Hub - and I felt like flying not so much as a bird but as a better and more inspired human being after I leave these mighty epi words behind with its esteemed owner who is a world class writer all of the way - thank you for this wonderful moment as written by you - a profound and soulful scribe.

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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

“Not a single creature so well defines,

the most characteristics of Mankind…”

Very well spoken. This poetry is beautiful and powerful.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for drawing attention to the main theme of my work. It is much like , we, as the raptors of the world.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for your most appreciated response,epigramman. It's the great accolades by folks like you, who make me feel that what I write has true meaning and worth. Enjoyed your work, as well and hope to read more.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I have not seen an owl in ages but I do hear them in the woods at night. They have a certain haunting call that makes them a little eerie to listen to and I am sure their prey know the call of this raptor and scatters. Great hub topic and photos, as usual.


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, as always, teaches12345, owls are one of my favorite birds and I suppose my Native American genetics may have an influence. To me, the owls represent the thoughtful, the wise and the majestic of the wild birds. They are the essence of wildness, yet have a quality that exudes a regal demeanor about their natures.


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goego 4 years ago from Loserland

Very well done, I feel your strife for our quality of life, our lives are a struggle living in this unknown jungle. I like to listen to the bee's bumble while birds out of tree's fly and tumble, standing at ground level in observational amazement, it all keeps me humble.

Thanks for the great story


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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States Author

Thanks to you goego, Yep..life's a rumble, and it sure knows how to keep us all humble, cause when we stumble, down the hill we may all tumble. Thanks a lot for your rapping effect, and I'm sure we all won't object., no matter the clatter, of all , I suspect, we all do respect.

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