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Rated: E · Poetry · Nature · #2211095
A poem about a Sentinel Crow....
Proud Raven

I am a single sentinel
atop a tall pine tree
I am Proud Raven,
the single sentinel
trusted by all my friends
to keep overwatch
no matter the time
of day nor night
for it is eye who spy
movements in
the tall grasses,
as they at first part,
then ripple, then
snap back
to their former haunts
like the plotting feline,
or the true archenemy
of my entire clan -
the owl whose silent flight
delivers death to our children
whom are just learning
how to speak Crow as
the slatted windows
of the belfry allows
the light to filter in
as they spot the sparkle
of the rings and necklaces
that I've brought to them
to play with within the nest,
as the nibble on the glittering
stones of yellow, green ...
and aquamarine.
The winds pick up, pushing
the bell in the belfry as
it softly clangs its alarm
to me, for I
- a solitary sentinel -
then flies to my post,
atop the tall pine tree
where now a-swaying
I listen to the snap
and the whistling and know
the dangers are doubled
for without ears to hear
I'm perfectly troubled
for alert them I must -
from my swaying, solemn post
for evening comes
I say au revoir to my friend
- the setting sun -
and calling as I do with
a certainty borne of trust
there is no hesitation
from my feathered family
as the sun descends into
its vaporous, enlightened grave
as now airborne in twilight
both young and old
and I - Chosen One - with
and eye of the bold
find our sleeping trees -
our sweeping trees -
and we alight to dream
dreams, we who are
darker than dusk,
blacker than night,
for we, silhouetted by stars
who know us by name
by all would never guess
that in our dreams
they truly are
our final
destination ....
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