Bird rights: Poem


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The gift of another day
I take flight
Zip through the dawn chorus
my friends Robin and Sparrow
greet me with innate tunes
Clouds hover over
early umbrellas to shield me
from the sun’s elation
I wink at the winds
that carry my wings
Greet sunbeams in my way
with a cheeky whistle
I rip through the air
Empyrean. Elated. Evanescent.

I miss my pen pal
the African Cape Vulture
I get no post from the
American Bald Eagle either
Their words buried with them
I seek my human friends
and wish to carry my tunes
into their weary hearts
With Polarised light
as my navigation compass
I whiz diagonally into
a mis-engineered pylon
Earth wire electrocutes me
and all my tomorrows

My human friends term
entertainment, animal meat,
natural resource, electricity
and a gazillion things
as their sworn birth rights
But, tell me, human
What about my bird rights?
– A dead bird writes


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  3. OMG! I love this. I am a true avid bird watcher and innately enjoy watching my feathered friends feeding in my yard. It’s so powerful how you have taken the bird’s point of view to point out the effects of the human impirint. Excellent writing.

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    • Wow. What a sight that must be! Great to know. The world needs many more bird/animal lovers. I thought readers may be defensive if I vilified these actions from a human’s perspective, hence the bird’s POV. You leave the most amazing comments. I treasure them so. Thanks a million, Mary 💛

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