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Gift of the Seagull (a story-poem)

Posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 in Poetry and Literature

Gift of the Seagull

It fell down from the sunlit sky
Like a missile from yonder high

I rushed to see what it could be
With nary a thought about the perils for me

As we almost drowned, I rescued it from the harsh sea-wave
It didn’t bite, just cried, as if it knew I could save

A hunter’s barb had pierced its marvelous wing
What a cruel design on God’s delicate offspring

I hearkened home to my kids and sick wife in recovery
With them excitedly gathering at the new discovery