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Monday 20 May 2019

Child Seize the Air

From his nest the little bird looks up to see the great ones in the sky
With wobbly legs he stands, frowns, beats his little chest and vows to try
Everyday Mother Nature torments him with this magnificent sight
And every day he spreads his little wings and awaits the air to take him up with its might

The little bird once looked down from his nest
To journey below was not any bird’s quest
He had heard of the dangers that await little ones that fly south
That the nest was a cage was a fact no little bird would doubt

Mama bird looked at her offspring that had still not taken flight
So much will but no action was his plight
For fear is the strongest rope that can eternally tie
“Little one don’t expect to sit here and somehow fly”

The little bird once again spreads his wings and prays
“Please air I have stayed here beyond my days”
Mother bird pushes the little one off the tree
“This is the only way to set your wings free”

As the little bird falls to his death he sets his fear aside
“If I don’t have the courage I will not glide”
Spreading his wings and flapping with all his might he rises with flair
Mama bird once said “the air doesn’t seize you child, you seize the air!”


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