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Strong Little Bird

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Strong Little Bird

For several weeks now, I have been watching 
A strong little bird through my window.

She appeared one day on the ledge as I looked out,
And I was touched, I felt some kind of connection..

At first, this bird was shy, like all birds she would fly,
At the slightest sign of danger, so I tried to keep still.

But each day she came back, and we both grew more trusting,
And started to break through our webs of apprehension.

With time, her visits were more frequent and relaxed,
And I was always thinking about how I could support her.

Some days were sunny, others were cold and snowy,
But she was fearless and always shared those moments with me.

I think we both usually spend most of our time alone,
And so our little bond has grown into something very special.

Yesterday, she came very close and I almost could touch her,
I could feel how she wanted to be comforted by my hand.

I was so excited, waves of joy surged up inside me,
And all at once the tears started to flow down my face.

And now it’s a new day and I am waiting with renewed feelings,
For the happiness of this relationship with my strong little bird.

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  1. Date: 12/17/2012 7:08:00 AM
    we had a robin in the garden, that used to come into the home, hop around the floor looking for any crumbs, go to the tap at the sink for me to turn it on, and then leave. This happened over many weeks then she didnt come back. I forgot to mention, that there was a very large irish wolfhound lying on the floor in the room all this time, was told not to move lol and it didnt ... Seren