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The Unfledged Albatross

feathers and bones at rest a belly full of plastic on our tab starved to death * * * our lives framed by beauty stripped of life the perfect photograph* *Image of Albatross by Chris Jordan

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Date: 4/18/2018 1:32:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this sad state of affairs. Well written.
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 4/18/2018 7:46:00 AM
Thank you Susan. It is indeed a sad state of affairs. Do look up the image on line, it is stunning. xomo
Date: 4/17/2018 6:59:00 PM
Powerful, but sadly true, Maureen. Congratulations on your fine placement. Hugs, Sandra
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 4/18/2018 7:42:00 AM
Thank you Sandra. The image stays with me, it is heartbreaking. Blessings friend xomo
Date: 4/16/2018 2:14:00 PM
Back with most deserved congrats with this very moving poem, Maureen. Superb.
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 4/16/2018 8:13:00 PM
Thank you Line, this one means a lot to me :) xomo!
Date: 4/16/2018 8:31:00 AM
Wonderful. Congratulations on your win in my contest. Kai
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 4/16/2018 9:13:00 AM
Thank you Kai! I'm delighted you enjoyed it. Thank you for providing a place to put it too :) xomo!
Date: 3/24/2018 6:45:00 PM
We are a race more concerned with now than with what kind of legacy we leave our children, sadly ... it's not encouraging, our message to the future. Wonderfully substantive and hard-hitting ... adore this. <3
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/25/2018 9:01:00 AM
Indeed. This photograph seared my soul. That I did it some justice I thank you my friend. xomo
Date: 3/19/2018 10:46:00 AM
Powerful yet sad at what we've done. I really felt it.
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/20/2018 9:34:00 PM
Thank you :)
Date: 3/12/2018 6:48:00 PM
"our lives framed by beauty stripped of life..." One of the best lines I've read in a long time. Could stand alone. Brava!
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/16/2018 9:57:00 AM
Thank you for that! I'm not sure I'm done with that image, that line might yet have more to come, perhaps in a different medium ;) xomo!
Date: 3/6/2018 8:22:00 PM
Your words show the suffering by man unto the world. Great poem to remind us that we are responsible for our actions.
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/7/2018 7:38:00 AM
Thank you James <3
Date: 3/5/2018 7:10:00 PM
I love this! well penned. Love, Juli-Michelle
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/5/2018 10:34:00 PM
Thank you :) xomo!
Date: 3/5/2018 8:28:00 AM
A DARK TRUTH, sadness caused by man's greed and too oft indifference. You have given a powerful message in superb poetry my friend... A fav..... A GEM..
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/5/2018 9:54:00 AM
Thank you my sweet friend! It took me near a year to sift a poem from this photograph's impact. Your appreciation is dear to me. mo hugs!
Date: 3/5/2018 8:27:00 AM
A DARK TRUTH, sadness caused by man's greed and too oft indifference. You have given a powerful message in superb poetry my friend... A fav.....
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Date: 3/5/2018 4:59:00 AM
Very beautiful, Maureen, yet so sad.
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/5/2018 7:26:00 AM
Thank you Brendan :) xomo
Date: 3/3/2018 4:46:00 PM
Such things bring incredible sadness to the heart. These innocent creatures that suffer from our carelessness...Good for you for writing this in such a powerful way.
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/4/2018 6:34:00 AM
It boggles the mind as it renders the heart. Thank you Eileen, much love your way! Thank you for the lovely visit. I'm behind on my reading, you are on my list! xomo <3
Date: 3/2/2018 9:44:00 PM
Hi Maureen, it is true that so few lines can say so much truth. It is a great sadness what the human race has done to this planet and keeps doing. This is an excellent write Maureen. The words are well worthy of a fave Maureen. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs....Mike. XX
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/3/2018 6:57:00 AM
Thank you so much Mike. It is an insurmountable sadness and Jordan's photograph, more than any other I have seen, captures that perfectly. Thank you for the fave, such suggests to me that I may have managed to capture a smidgen of the power of that image. xomo
Date: 3/2/2018 12:38:00 PM
Hi Maureen!How are you? Well expressed with environmental concerns! Shefali
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/3/2018 6:47:00 AM
Very well thank you and you Shefali? Thank you for your warm visit! xomo
Date: 3/2/2018 5:27:00 AM
Well written Maureen, I get more pessimistic the longer we turn a blind eye to life threatening pollution. :((
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 7:11:00 AM
It is literally heartbreaking. xo
Date: 3/1/2018 8:07:00 PM
Sad but true write Maureen...we are so unaware of what our advancement and technology has done to our eco system! We only have one planet...we need to take better care of her
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 7:10:00 AM
It boggles the mind. Singing "dilution is the solution to pollution" to one supersaturated planet. Stupid human tricks!
Date: 3/1/2018 6:15:00 PM
so sad but so beautifully expressed, maureen...
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 7:07:00 AM
Thank you Ilene :) xomo
Date: 3/1/2018 3:43:00 PM
Robert nailed it! Either Joe blogs does not understand, or just does not care! Both yours, and his very powerful statements!
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 7:06:00 AM
Out of sight out of mind... well not I, the sight once seen is never out of mind.
Date: 3/1/2018 3:29:00 PM
Great lines and visuals... Love it James
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 7:03:00 AM
Thank you James :) xomo!
Date: 3/1/2018 2:59:00 PM
The perfect photograph to show the utter disrespect of nature and total ignorance of the consequences of our nonchalance... But you said it so much better... Well done, Maureen.
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 7:02:00 AM
I thought of hosting a contest to write of his photo, not sure I could muster the words myself. It took me almost a year, even now I don't believe I have done it justice, rather allegiance. It is perfect in its horror and its beauty.
Date: 3/1/2018 11:54:00 AM
So true... A photograph does not always portray the truth..
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 6:56:00 AM
With truth being a matter of perception I agree.
Date: 3/1/2018 10:29:00 AM
This is beautiful and tragic. Well said
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 6:54:00 AM
Thank you lovely :) xomo
Date: 3/1/2018 9:26:00 AM
You give us a sad and complete picture!
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Maureen McGreavy The Pigeon Tart
Date: 3/2/2018 6:53:00 AM
Thank you Kim. The photo has been haunting me near a year, I've finally been able to write something of it. xomo