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The Dying Bird

Updated on February 27, 2013

God Photographs Your Lifestyle

THE DYING BIRD-Human nature is such a peculiar thing. I awoke this morning and there it was; the most popular of the poultry group and similarly the most popular on the world's meal menu. It was laying face down in a pile of sand with its lower face (right side) semi covered with a tarred substance.

"Poor thing," I thought to myself. I etched closer to acquire a better perspective so I could observe what was happening to it. It was dying...It noted my presence, stood up and limped a couple steps forward, but not before falling again on its face. I watched this process repeated and failed continuously for about 30 seconds before deciding to help. I called my brother to bring my camera and a cardboard to place it on. My bro approached, I took the camera, it stoop up, attempted to walk (click click click) three shots. Then a fourth shot (click). I expected it to get back up again but it didn't. It had fallen on its face for the last time.

I didn't know what to make of it at first...but then I realized. This chick died trying to live, trying to make it somewhere unbeknownst to me. Moments later I took it up to carry it away. On my way I found that the mother hen was nestled with other chicks at the back of my house. I chuckled to myself...a philosophical thought instills itself upon me.

"We are all on our way to somewhere, a journey. One that will be filled with hardships and unforgiving obstacles...It is important that we endeavour to accomplish that which we need to do today, because another day is not promised. Each day is our last because there will never be another like it. If you fall on the way, don't worry, get back up and try again. God is photographing your lifestyle just as I was photographing the CHICK. Don't let his last shot catch you unprepared like mine did with the CHICK. Be ready!"



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      Adrian McDonald 5 years ago from Jamaica

      So true, so true.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      We can learn a lot from animals. They suffer as we do, and also they live as we do. You will learn more.