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The Zealous Eagle

Updated on February 28, 2017
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

Flying Eagle
Flying Eagle | Source

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Eagles fidelity rate is very high meaning that the divorce rate in these species is low. More than 90% of eagles are likely to stay with their partner until they die. Source: The Centre for Conservation

Philippine Eagle
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You, the symbol of power,

Freedom, majesty and perfection

Free spirit, high soaring and courageous,

With your death defying swoops

And spiral free flowing in the air,

Do you even know the meaning of life?


We admire you and we see ourselves in you

Wildly struggling to survive

In a world dominated by greed

And the needs of human beings

Not knowing why we’re here

Or what could have been our purpose in life?


While you tolerate the noise

And disturbance around you

We’re more often afraid and we fret

This noise drives away our own sanity

While you flushed and fly high on the wind

Without any effort in flapping your wings.


Why can we not have your sharp vision

The ability to see beyond

The grand scheme of things

Why do we have to pause, halt and look around

Up and below, peep through the hole

Simply to create a peaceful illusion.


You and I, us humans, our individualities

And the lifeblood of who we are

Rushing to get to a certain point in our lives

But in a different direction

And unlike you who are so focused

We’ve lost sight of where we’re going.


We wonder what you say

Before your every flight

Do you even pray to be safe?

And while we kick and scream with faith

You always get through all the storms

You are an amazing creature.


Love and devotion comes naturally from you

You let go of each other, then fly back up in the sky

With the tenacity to return to your nest

If only humans can be like you

Strong, courageous and zealous

Then in our own nest, we won’t feel forlorn.

My idea of high flying life style is...

To fly high and free around the mountain. Soar in spiritual realms and perhaps, touch the face of God. ~

Copyright@ CrisSp~TM / 11-2015. Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~

And freedom, oh freedom well, that's just some people talkin'. Your prison is walking through this world all alone...Desperado. ~

© 2015 CrisSp

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      CrisSp 21 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      teaches12345: Pleased to see you here and thank you. I hope you're having a wonderful holidays.

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      Dianna Mendez 21 months ago

      This is a very majestic view of eagles and life. We can learn much from observing these creatures.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      FlourishAnyway: Thank you and so sorry for the late reply. Storming cats and dogs in my part of the world. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and I wish you well.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Missy Smith: Thank you --that was a great comment. I enjoyed it.

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      FlourishAnyway 22 months ago from USA

      I like how you combined beautiful poetry, the fact about eagles, and music. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

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      Missy Smith 22 months ago from Florida

      Aaaahh...the majestic eagle. Yes, I do believe we all wonder what it is like to live as that lovely creature in the sky.

      When I was reading this, I could imagine that flight of freedom. The wind flowing through me, the scenes the eyes capture. They are so mystical. They are, indeed, the symbol of life we all want to be.:)

      Great Poem!

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      aviannovice: Love the song too and one that not many can actually relate. Thanks for stopping by Deb.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Genna East: Thank you...I wish I have their strength and zeal. Meanwhile, sending you some love from the sky. ~

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      Deb Hirt 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Careful, Cris. That IS my song, which is why it is not difficult to fly above the rest.

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      Genna East 22 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love this poem Cris; your words embrace this magnificent creature -- their freedom...their courage and elegance of survival; and what we seem to have lost. This is stunning.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      BlossomSB: Thank you for reading and commenting. Much appreciated.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 22 months ago from Victoria, Australia

      A very interesting poem and I especially enjoyed the ending. It reminded me of our beautiful Australian Wedge-tailed eagles that are so majestic when they are up in the air. It takes them a while to get air-borne, as they are so big.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      lisavanvorst: Thank you. I'm glad you like this hub. Eagles are amazing creatures and so I said, I'd like to be them if I ever get reincarnated, then I could fly everyday...and high.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: I'm joining you Sha and we'll be humming in the universe. Thank you for that wonderful comment.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      manatita44: What a beautiful compliment from you, I must say. Thank you.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: Thank you.

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      Lisa VanVorst 22 months ago from New Jersey

      I really liked this hub and I find the eagle to be a bird of beauty as it soars through out the sky.

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      Shauna L Bowling 22 months ago from Central Florida

      Cris, we can learn so much from nature in general. I think in my next life I'd love to come back as a bird. Imagine the feeling of soaring free with the winds to guide our flight. Freedom personified!

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      manatita44 22 months ago from london

      What an immaculate and touching piece! Beautiful song!

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      Devika Primić 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great comparisons here and you so greatly expressed this in a poem.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      saddlerider1: What a coincidence that eagles and wolves are my spirit animals too! And, Desperado always comes with a sentimental feeling whenever played around. Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed this hub.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Gypsy Rose Lee: Thank you.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Shyron E Shenko: Thank you kindly for such beautiful comment.

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      saddlerider1 22 months ago

      Interesting subject Eagles and their flight, and your comparison in some ways to humans. The freedom they have to swoop and fly high and low is amazing. Eagles and Wolves are my kindred spirits. "Desperado" my signature song that many have pinned to me, being the desperado poet that I am. You composed a beautiful poem here and I very much enjoyed it and of course the Eagles singing, none other that Desperado.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      billybuc: I think I was destined to fly and I just love the sky and the feeling I get when high up there. I only wish I am as courageous and free as my winged friend, eagle. Always happy to see you Bill. Thank you.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      MsDora: Thank you for gracing this page. It's an honour to have you here.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Eric: My pleasure my friend. Aspiring to inspire and glad to be of instrument.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jodah: Thank you. I'd like to say I'm a dove in my heart but would like to have the strength and the zeal of an eagle.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 22 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love your poetry and the music.

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: You're welcome and thank you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 22 months ago from Texas

      Only you my friend from the sky

      Can write so poignantly of the eagle's cry

      Our nation's symbol off freedom

      With you and our flag it will fly

      Blessings and Hugs from Texas

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      Bill Holland 22 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful poem and the perfect song at the end....what a wonder it would be to fly free and know no superior. :)

      Blessings and hugs from Olympia

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 22 months ago from The Caribbean

      Reminds me of Bob Marley's "If I Had Wings." "Like a dove," he said, but like an eagle is just as well.

      "So focused . . .You always get through all the storms" What an inspiration! Thanks for the encouragement in your beautiful poetry!

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      Eric Dierker 22 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      How can we find ourselves tethered to the low side of our human condition when we have been allowed to also fly like the Eagle with zeal? You really make me feel with this fine work. Thank you.

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      John Hansen 22 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Delightful poem Cris. Eagles are my favourite bird of all and it is only fitting you should write about them as you are always flying high too.

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      Devika Primić 22 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A lovely idea for a poem thank you

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      CrisSp 22 months ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Amanda Abbott: Thank you Amanda. Happy to connect.

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      Meredyth Lynne 22 months ago from Los Angeles

      I love this. So amazing. You summed it all up so beautifully. Excellent job! I have Desperado on my iPod. Fantastic.