Poem: The Sparrow
A sparrow is born,
a tiny delicate life with a strong inner will.
it leaves the nest,
ventures out into the world,
is introduced to the challenges of nature,
the bounty of the universe, and the
unfortunate maladies of human suffering.
The sparrow flies high in the sky,
visiting nest to nest,
nurturing its young,
ensuring its legacy, fulfilling its role in balancing nature.
At its core, it is a free spirit, representative of the sustainability
of the natural order of the planet, dreams realized
and the ability to prevail against the
encroachment of predatory influences.
At the end of its life, it is laid to rest
and returns to its origin, its energy preserved,
allowing the cycle of life to begin again
and to weather new storms.
Copyright, Robin Grosswirth 2012