Get Your Premium Membership

Owl's Requiem

The rising sun has set.
Night has fallen.
The plow rests,
tillage and toil finished.
The corn ear withers,
but seeds are saved.
The scrolls are opened
event recorded;
the news spread:
"The sun has set,
the old Owl has flown
into the Heavens."

Yet, the sun will rise
and peek over the horizon,
the tractor will roar,
a new crop will sprout,
Green hands will turn brown
the flag will wave,
financial accounts recorded,
hospitality offered,
and the light of brotherhood shared.

Your torch has lit fires
that flicker and flame;
The fledgling will grow
and, hopefully, become wise;
New eras and life-chapters
will begin, 
continuing the credo
as a Legacy to you:
"Learning to Do, 
Doing to Learn,
Earning to Live, 
Living to Serve."*


*National FFA Organization Motto

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




Post Comments
Please Login to post a comment
Date: 4/1/2015 10:18:00 AM
Great rhythm to this poem; a winner. ~TH~
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 4/1/2015 1:27:00 PM
Thanks you so much Tom.
Date: 3/10/2015 12:46:00 PM
Beautifully penned....... best line: 'Yet the sun will rise and peek over the horizon'
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 3/10/2015 5:01:00 PM
Thank you so much for reading. That's one of my favorite lines too. Are we supposed to have favorite lines in our own work...oh well. ;)
Date: 2/6/2015 6:07:00 PM
A 7 rating for this delightful poem, Janet. After the dark night a bright day arrives with renewed hope for mankind. All the best. // paul
Login to Reply
Cervenka Avatar
Jaycee Cervenka
Date: 2/10/2015 3:41:00 PM
Thanks for the review Paul
Date: 2/6/2015 5:40:00 PM
And likewise to you. Thank you for a good read. The resolution hit me right there... "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve." Reminds me a bit of Gray. I responded to that. Thank you again.
Login to Reply