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With Spirit and Strength

Powers beyond measure wearing messages of the spirit, 
           BALD EAGLE soars with might, so majestic I can hear it.
bestowing freedom flying higher than any other bird,
           and under ivory stars his squall can be heard.

           Symbolizing courage with intense eyes for prey,
the strength of the BALD EAGLE is always on display.
           The distance of mother nature provides such nobility
and has brought faith to humanity and given dignity. 

Powerful and robust is the BALD EAGLE in flight, 
            a predator during the day and on watch at night. 
Native Americans see them as a leader for vision, 
            without restraints or stipulated provision.

            Spirit totem waving fortitude to all who can hear,
and all animals that lay eyes on him show fear.
             His tenacity and endurance are countless and dignified,
as food for his fledglings he strives to provide. 

He is proud to be the American national emblem, 
             with those silky-smooth feathers; flying with momentum. 
Pueblo Indians associated them with energy of the sun,
             holding great perception until the dawn of day is done. 

             The bald eagle is predatory and carnivorous,
from elk to ravens his diet is so tremendous.
             He sheds light down to show vigor exists
because eating flesh and fish is what he persists. 

I chose the bald eagle not just for his splendor,
             for he’s a spiritual bird and an offspring defender.
He’s a national freedom beautiful representation,
             and should never be held in cruel captivation.

October 6, 2019
Writing Challenge, October, 2019 -Bird- 
Sponsor, Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode

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Date: 10/21/2019 9:06:00 PM
Lu, congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this exceptional poem, the eagle is very important to the culture of Ojibwe (which is my culture) it represents strength and spirit and flies the highest to touch God, a feather is never taken, it is given, mine came drifting down . . .
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Date: 10/21/2019 4:08:00 PM
Great poem LL!
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Date: 10/20/2019 6:49:00 PM
i love watching the bald eagles...such a beautiful bird, as is your this my sweet friend...congratulations on your win :) hugs
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Date: 10/20/2019 5:28:00 PM
a vivid descriptive poem LuLoo, congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 10/20/2019 4:45:00 PM
Great verse, Laura, congratulations on your win. Hugs
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Date: 10/20/2019 1:22:00 PM
- Congratulations on your win, L.L. ... it is truly majestic ... beautiful written :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/6/2019 10:47:00 AM
Beautiful from start to finish. Never lost me in the middle which longer poems usually do. Love the graphic of the teepees and the owl at the end. So wonderful! Incredible!
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