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What if the Birds

Updated on January 25, 2019

What if the birds could

 

1. What if the Owl could grin,

    the Swallow grunt and the Pelican have a chin?

    The Hawk shower and Egret mount a watch-tower

    and the Seagull act as though it was a Sunflower?

2. What if the Ostrich could learn to fly

    and the Parrot teach the Griffin how to cry?

     What if the Osprey could make your ears tingle,

     and the Kite and Chicken learn to mingle?

3. What if the Vulture could stop eating carrion,

     and chase little animals like the Falcon?

     And the Goldfinch fly higher than the Eagle,

     and the Buzzard sing something terrible?

4. Who knows what would have happened

     had the Peacock learnt to be maddened

     by the fact that it could never fly

    and worst of all, not knowing the reason why?

5. They exist, one and all;

    each finding its place, its duty, its call.

     Why can't we learn to live in harmony and peace  -

    each in our own place, pursuing beauty, pursuing eternal bliss?

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    • Carolyn Moe profile image

      Carolyn Moe 

      10 years ago

      beautiful... what lucky lives we live here in the usa.

    • minakay profile imageAUTHOR

      The Rev. Kelechi Timothy Francis 

      10 years ago from Rivers State, Nigeria

      Thanks, NemoBerlue, Nighthag. I saw how full of life the birds were and wondered why we humans found it so hard to live life and appreciate the "little" blessings that we have.

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      K.A.E Grove 

      10 years ago from Australia

      Lovely poem on acceptence...becoming a fast fan

    • NemoBerleue profile image

      NemoBerleue 

      10 years ago from Fort Collins, CO

      I would very much like to see a flock of ostriches in the sky. Very curious, thank you for posting it.

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