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The Miracle Of Flight

I watched in awe the laboring tenants of the birdhouse I'd made, And for their family devotion, they (and I) have been amply repaid! Mr. and Mrs. Wren became the proud parents of a couple of eggs, And unto them were born two chicks with big mouths and wobbly legs! The pair began building their cozy abode along about the first of May. I watched from my patio as they stashed bits of grasses, feathers and hay! They'd rest now and then 'tweeting' each other on the porch of their dwelling, And not unlike we uncouth mortals, I sensed a bit of familial yelling! Bye and bye, my ears heard two little birdies faintly a-cheeping, And from the entryway I saw two little bobble heads shyly peeping! Their wide-open mouths kept Mr. and Mrs Wren flying to and fro, To fill cavernous craws with who knows what to help them to grow! Then one bright morn I was privileged to see a wonder of God's Creation! One little fellow emerged from the nest and paused with some hesitation. Then, into the rising sun it flew from its perch - what a beautiful sight! My soul was filled with elation - I had just witnessed the miracle of flight! Entry for Soup's International Contest - December 2011

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Date: 7/18/2012 4:13:00 PM
Congrad's on getting 2 through the first round! Couldn't be in better company. I think the judges are sweet on you and rightly so. Light & Love
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Date: 7/18/2012 7:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your two poems making it through round one of the PoetrySoup International Poetry Contest. I wish you the best in the finals Bob. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/10/2011 1:46:00 PM
A bright and chirpy poem, Bob! Nature is indeed wonderful. A very nice poem. Robert.
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Date: 6/19/2011 12:49:00 PM
Really beautiful Bob to be able to witness this is a real privilege.. enjoyed this beauty of yours tonight :) hope yourself and Vera are doing okay :-)
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Date: 6/17/2011 2:39:00 PM
i never get tired of reading your very creative poetry. enjoyed this one as always. thank you for commenting on God's Masterpiece and for for your support.
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Date: 6/17/2011 6:47:00 AM
I am enjoying reading some very excellent poetry this morning. Glad to see you have something posted today it was a pleasure to read your poetry. I hope you have an awesome inspiration filled weekend Bob. Love, Carol
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Date: 6/16/2011 4:21:00 PM
Great account of one of the wonders of nature, my friend. Very interesting. Enjoyed. Great write. You guys have a great weekend. I just turned 76 today! Wahoo! HaHa. Best to you. Ralphie.
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Date: 6/16/2011 3:03:00 PM
Great one..I have never seen that..I have watched nest and seen the parents feed and care for the young but never seen the first flight..I am glad that you shared with us..Your presence at my work is uplifting..Sara
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Date: 6/16/2011 2:51:00 PM
Of course, I loved this poem, you are just my kind of poet, one who rhymes and tells a story, exactly what I love to do also, perhaps after I've been at it a whil I be as good as you:) I've only been doing this for a few months, maybe three. I invite you to ready my poems Just Like ME and Sunrise vs. Sunet and let me know what you think. I wanted to tell you that I hadn't gotten a response from the lady who wanted the Marine poem. If I do I'll send her here :) Diane Thanks, Dia
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Date: 6/16/2011 2:09:00 PM
Aw, this must have been a delight to behold, Bob. For some reason I thought you were going to write about the Wright Brothers. This touches my heart. Simply beautiful, my friend! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 6/16/2011 1:51:00 PM
Simply awesome, so vivid, you paint a humorous and delightful picture. Most enjoyable read, well done. xoxo
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