Spirit of the Eagle

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As a child, broken and forlorn I climbed a high cliff seeking spiritual guidance,
it is the culture of my native people to look to the Eagle- the master of the skies;
the one who flies the highest and the closest to the creator and back to Earth,
with beauty, dignity, grace, courage and strength, there is much to be revered;
so I looked up to Father Sky and prayed for the Eagles protection and bravery.

I heard the Eagle calling me and down came a feather into my open hands,
an Eagle feather is never taken but always given, a deeply spiritual gift;
it was on that day that the Eagle became my protector and guide in this life,
he has taught me to love the shadows and the light, and to protect all creatures;
to be free, strong, and brave in all that I do and to never, ever give in to fear.

July 23, 2017

Narrative/Spirit of The Eagle
Copyright Protected, ID 922653

Written for the contest, 1-10 Lines
sponsor, Rick Parise

Seventh Place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/7/2017 4:03:00 PM
This is a beautiful narrative BW. Congratulations on your recognition in this contest. Your work is always first rate! -- Dean
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Date: 8/6/2017 8:09:00 PM
Beautiful, a joy to read. Congrats on your placement :)
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Date: 7/23/2017 9:35:00 PM
Wonderful...Fly like an Eagle...Thanks for sharing
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Date: 7/23/2017 5:31:00 PM
Bravo, exquisite write, ~*
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Date: 7/23/2017 4:57:00 PM
A beautifully worded narrative.
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Date: 7/23/2017 12:53:00 PM
Indeed excellent pen :) xomo!
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Date: 7/23/2017 9:08:00 AM
Excellent narrative BW, are you Native American? Best wishes in the contest.
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Date: 8/7/2017 9:21:00 AM
Charlie, I am part Ojibwe
Date: 7/23/2017 8:12:00 AM
Excellent Broken Wings. I can relate to this completely and love Eagles as well. A FAV. Well done :)
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