The Uncaged Songbird

by Larry Chamberlin   Nov 13, 2017

Winter storms long past
yet show their damage
twisted wings torn feathers.

Too far from the nest or not
she found her way home
to nuzzling ministrations

Straightened wings still
can’t make the robin fly
but she shelters under mom’s

The tolls of the bad season
brings wee one to the brink
hen still smoothes feathers.

Poor Robin sings her final
song of dedication to others
who’ve not yet found home

Brilliant melody taken up
by mother bird in sweet woe
robins pass angels fly again


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  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    this is very touching (could have sworn I had commented on this)

  • 1 year ago

    by mossgirl19

    Larry, such a beautiful tribute.

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Larry, this is just beautiful. I loved it the moment I read it, lovely tribute.

  • 1 year ago

    by Maple Tree

    We ate touched beyond words...thank you Larry

  • 1 year ago

    by Mark

    I've been following Maple's thread on brave Robin.....and so did this write. Great tribute sir. My thoughts echo the well penned sentiment here, to Maple and Robin.

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