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In a big shady tree
Way up high    hard to see
This tidy little home
Where feathered friends may roam

Peck a crust of stale bread
Or safely clear their heads
What mystery through that door?
What treasures on the floor?

Fancy a twiggy nest
Wood   grass   straw   and the rest
Maybe a bottle cap
Stuffed with foam for a nap

There was a special pair
Who loved to stay up there
One   a bright red color
Rose patches   the other

They were Cardinal mates
On those wintry dates
Returned every year
The memory so dear

Many years now have passed
Bird house battered    alas
Strong winds taken it down
Splintered on the ground

A look inside    a tear
But then I smile    no fear
The nest?    “Angel kept!”    I sing
“And wife’s lost wedding ring!”

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  1. Date: 6/30/2012 1:01:00 AM
    Sorry you are having difficulties with the laptop, Daver. You should focus on writing a bunch of poems and then when you can use the computer better, you will have a lot of posts you can make!! Can you fix the problem? I sure hope so. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/28/2012 7:44:00 PM
    THis seems symbolic to me too, Daver. It's a lovely poem that I am glad I finally came to see. I think you had said you were having trouble getting to Soup. Is it all ok now? Looks like you are back here and going strong again!! Yep, the sedan sucks next to the sports car. Signs of getting old! I got a kick out of your comments today.

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 2:01:00 PM
    brimming with emotional appeal,daver.. a ring for eternity!... well done..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 6/27/2012 9:02:00 AM
    Sounds likea true story Dave, a wedding ring found; isn't that great. Were the pussycats watching this house too?

  1. Date: 6/26/2012 8:04:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading this lovely piece.

  1. Date: 6/24/2012 3:57:00 PM
    Such magic you entrusted the reader with my friend ! "That Ring" ! Awesome write dear poet ! I too have had the blessing of journeying betwixt the bird's homes, and what a site they can be dear sir ! awesome write Daver ! Have a wonderful life my fellow ! Much love..............james

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 3:07:00 PM
    love the journey,hope you said thanks to the birds,lol,nice write Daver

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 2:23:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this flight of fancy Daver; A lot of feeling in the lines..)

  1. Date: 6/22/2012 7:16:00 AM
    Koo koo, this wasn't about a man-made house, but about one they'd diligently built themselves. I messed up with my reading the first time round, Daver, so sorry. It doesn't change that you'd been touched by the "battered" house though. Enjoying this write!! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 11:06:00 AM
    I like this one Daver, very well written. - Welcome to the "bird house" every year - oxox hug Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 6/21/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Hey Daver! Nice description of their bird home! It would have been sad that the ravages of time had taken it's toll on their house. Still they are a clever lot and I'm sure they'd built their own nearby! Hey, did your wife truly lose her ring?:( I'd lost my husband's.:( He'd said to hold onto it while he went for a swim in the ocean. I started beach combing and forgot it was in my hand.:(( We never did find it, with the tides coming in. Anyhow..BEST WISHES! love, Mikki