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The Gift

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The Gift



If only we could fly above the treetops
Or wander down the endless plain.
Take wing beside the golden eagles..
And wander through a cloud of rain.

If  we could brush the snow capped peak
And tumble down the canyon narrow..
With wings of gold brave restless waters
And quietly join the swooping sparrow.

Man was endowed with heart and mind
To think, create, remember, and to love
And yet one gift was saved, not for us
But for the birds that freely soar above. 
                       

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  1. Date: 10/28/2009 10:46:00 AM
    A beautiful poem, I came across this poem as I also have written a poem called THE GIFT, maybe you would like to read it, love Simone

  1. Date: 3/19/2009 3:59:00 AM
    Hello Barbara, nice write. Post some more. Ernilando

  1. Date: 2/27/2009 10:10:00 AM
    This brought to mind a thought a friend once shared with me. I asked him if he had ever wanted to be a bird and just fly free. He said, "Nope, I am free. I wouldn't really want to be a bird because I might be eaten by a cat." LOL we had a great talk that day. Thanks for the memory. This is a lovely poem and the images are so vivid that I could truly see the birds as I did that lovely evening with him. Smiles from Lolita

  1. Date: 2/16/2009 3:22:00 PM
    Very beautiful write. I often say, if I had wings how I would fly away...I love it..

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 9:33:00 AM
    Beautiful write here, Barbara ... birds are so lucky ... smile ... I wrote them a tribute called "For The Birds" and I always feel a tug when they fly away from my view. Thanks for your comment on the diamante(s) ... doing them feels like a refresher course in English ... LOL ... too many adjectives, nouns, and verb stuff but they are fun to do.

  1. Date: 2/13/2009 5:50:00 AM
    Very beautiful write, Barbara. I felt a sense of freedom in reading this, and I loved how you ended it. Excellent imagery! "wings of gold brave restless waters" just beautiful! Love, Amy

  1. Date: 2/12/2009 2:11:00 PM
    This is lovely, Barbara. To watch them sor so free, to wish to fly among the heavens with them! Beautiful images are penned here. Beautiful poem! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 6:22:00 AM
    Ah, yes, it's so true. Spectacular creatures they are indeed with that special gift that let's them soar above and beyond. Excellent, beautiful write. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 5:16:00 AM
    Now yer talkin' animals, now yer talkin' love. I'm crazy about animal poems. We feed hundreds of birds, squirrels, opossums, and stray cats every day in the back yard and on our front porch. The winter is so bad the birds are eating the cats' kibbles and wet food. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 1:20:00 AM
    yea... i know!! lovely is your write.. just full of life!! ~ Arany

  1. Date: 2/11/2009 12:31:00 AM
    Nice work BG and very true...Raul

  1. Date: 2/10/2009 11:55:00 PM
    So true.Nice work BG One for my favourites.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments.

  1. Date: 2/10/2009 9:49:00 PM
    I love nature. the imagery is very nice in this write, good job.....

  1. Date: 2/10/2009 8:39:00 PM
    And of course thats the one that we want to do lol. Nice Job. laurie

  1. Date: 2/10/2009 5:52:00 PM
    Wonderful write. Truly a Gift. Loved the poem