Saturday, 13 December 2014

From Sky to Earth - A Poem

Posted by Rosie

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16 comments :

  1. Not a task that many could do but definitely the right thing to do. Experiences like this leave a small scar on your heart and in your mind.

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    1. I didn't want to do it but I could see there was no choice if the buzzard was to have a swift end. I was very sombre for the rest of the dog walk and I doubt I will ever forget the look in the buzzard's eye.

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  2. Rosie, this is beautiful. I can imagine the decision you had to make, but you made the right one; hard, but just x

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    1. Thank you, Sue. I was really hoping the buzzard would just up and fly away when I got near to it but it didn't. It was a young bird and it's has been suggested to me that it may have flown into over head wires or even a tree and injured itself badly.

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  3. Oh how awful! When we didn't have Doc yet and only had Boots, we used to find dead birds in our small garden every morning. It was just horrible! #animaltales

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    1. Mice is what we find although I have to say that is good as we do need to keep the numbers down.

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  4. Tough decision, not sure I could have done it, but it was the right one to make. You write beautifully Rosie, it's a whole different ball game to publish poetry, another brave decision!

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    1. Thank you Phoebe - hopefully I have not made a complete fool putting my words out there for anyone to read. The whole event made a big impact on me and I really wanted to get my feelings written down.

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  5. Ah that is so so sad and must have been awful, but such a brave and selfless decision

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    1. I certainly could not leave the bird there to die slowly and was glad I passed that way on my dog walk on that day.

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  6. I'd have been torn between relief and sadness too but I think it was the kindest thing :)

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  7. This is so graceful, the way that you treated the bird with such respect and care is truly lovely and comes through. There really is such tenderness almost in what you had to do. #Prose4T

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  8. What a brave decision. It is so hard to do anything like this and I really love the fact that you have remembered his memory with poem. Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought x

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