Ears to listen, eyes open and wide
God's divined plan, insightfully, glorified.
You are about to witness nature in full run
Restoration has just begun.
This is nature at it's best
Never, is Mother at peaceful rest.
Now, survival shall be put to the test
Warm, well-fed, snuggling, safely in their nest.
Perfect timing, with accented pitch
Hearing Mother's chime, so melodious and rich.
Chicks different, need to learn right from wrong
Two were fearful, one is curious and strong.
Plumage, now full, wings they are dry
Close is the time, must learn how to fly.
Mom sings to them a delightful song
"Flight time is now," show Mother you're strong.
Need of today,"sight food from the sky"
"Important lesson," she trilled with a sigh.
"Spread your wings, lift feet from your nest"
"The wind and current shall do all the rest."
Fearful are two, had to leave with a nudge
To this day, they carry a surly grudge.
Curious and Strong, lifted with great might
Flew through the air,and had a great flight.
Mother, in lead, says "Look low for food"
"With clarity, sight in movements," she cooed.
Everyone tired, but fed, lesson well learned
Dusk is coming fast, time they returned.
Fearful two stayed close to Mom, desired a needed rest
"Important lesson well learned, find your bedded nest."
Curious and Strong, flying too far, is now out of luck
Lost Mom, wearily found a mirror; upon a transport truck.
Mom spotted Curious and Strong, truck was in gear
Feeling movement, he clung with great fear.
Faster and faster, it rolled down the road
Tighter and tighter, afraid to let go of his hold.
Flapping fast, Mom needing aid for this flight
Barely seeing Curious and Strong, almost out of sight.
Decision to make, must not be wrong
Return to the nest, or follow Curious and Strong.
Time is late, night colored ebony black
Decision made, say good-bye and head on back.
Curious and Strong, a lifetime ride, never returned
Lesson about moving vehicles, abruptly learned.
The sky, ground, and tree is your key
To continue a life wild and free.
From man-made stay away
God's gift is your home today.
Yvonne Marie Crain
September 17, 2005