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The Nest

Posted by Still Waters , 23 June 2011 · 337 views

Mother bird on her nest
High up in the tree
Sitting quiet and still
while waiting patiently

For her eggs to hatch
One - two - three
Her babies she'll look after
And love so tenderly

The wind blows all around her
She moves to protect her eggs
And snuggles down to keep them
From falling from the nest

Father bird soars around
High up in the sky
Scanning for food while looking down
He watches with his hawk eyes

On the ground below he spies
A squirrel gathering nuts
Across the field a newborn calf
Beside a pond full of ducks

The farmer tends his land
Riding a tractor, pulling a plough
Seagulls gather to pick out worms
Freshly churned up... just now

But father bird must leave this scene
And return to the nest
To take care of his unborn family
So mother bird can take a well earned rest

They both need to stay fit and well
For when their babies at last arrive
To give them the best start in life
And help them to survive

But as any parent will tell you
This is not an easy task
All they can do....is show them the way
And let Mother Nature do the rest


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Star of the Sea
Jun 24 2011 12:00 AM
That was lovely! Did you write that yourself Stillwaters?
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Still Waters
Jun 24 2011 09:08 AM
Thank you very much Star of the Sea  :)

Yes, all my poems I wrote myself. I've also posted them in the Writer's and Artist's Hangout at some point before posting them in my blog.

The idea for this one came from watching a couple of live nestcams recently.
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schizoidwoman
Jun 24 2011 10:37 PM
Absolutely lovely!
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Still Waters
Jun 25 2011 09:52 AM
Thank you very much SW  :)
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<drops a fish in the nest    ---------- +
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Still Waters
Jun 25 2011 07:32 PM
:D

Mother bird says "Thank You Cloudshill".

:) :)
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