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When Sparrows Fall

                                                                                                                                                                         Most humans realize that the animal kingdom, unlike us, proceeds, reacts, and responds instinctively.  It's as if there's a built-in preprogrammed computer device that controls their activities.  Also, perhaps unlike us, they are more appreciative toward their creator and respond to him differently than do we.  They have a better understanding of the divinity of dependency and the grace of gratitude. We would do well to learn from them.

A lone baby sparrow sat dangerously in the parking lot of a business facility.  His parents had left him there for reasons I shall never know, but I suspect it was not their choice because I have observed that the bird family really stick together.  Surely you too have been mystified by their beautiful aerial formations.                                                                                  

I was fortunate enough to see the little birdie in time to avoid making                                                                               him 'one with the pavement'.  Moreover, when I think about it, I suspect                                                                                      there was more to it than that.

Instinctively, I believe that little birdie was praying to God for someone                                                                      like myself to come along and rescue him.  He was completely helpless,                                                             homeless, and hungry. After parking and rushing from my car,                        I picked up my new found friend not knowing what to do with him.               By then, we both were praying in our hearts.                                                                  

I looked all around as if I would somehow spot his little family, but it wasn't to be. I had neither food nor water, but I gave him what I think he needed most. His prayer was not for a 'Hand out' but a 'Hand up'.  So I gave him a lift.                As Forest Gump would say, "And just like that", I flung my little friend to the opened sky, and O how exciting it was to see him flap his wings and fly away. 
06242018PoetrySoupContest, Abandon 2, Brinda Chiri, 2P

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 7/27/2018 6:44:00 PM
Congratulations on your awesome win. I enjoyed reading this well written poem with great imagery. Hugs Eve
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Date: 7/27/2018 6:22:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. Great imagery. :)
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Date: 7/26/2018 8:28:00 AM
You put a lot of thought into this piece. A well deserved win, congrats.
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Date: 7/25/2018 5:02:00 PM
A beautiful, inspiring Narrative, Curtis. Wonderful wishful, wholesome thinking, Congratulations on your Podium win. Sandra
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Date: 7/25/2018 12:54:00 AM
Great job loved it! Congrats on your win! Brenda
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Date: 6/25/2018 5:17:00 PM
Curtis.. I like any poem that sneak Forrest Gump in. This was a precious write!
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