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A Parallel!!
by Ch'erie de Perrot
Monday, September 18, 2006
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Image: An Asian Drongo Cuckoo...








A Parallel
 


 

Industriously weaving twigs twine and mud spittle
they build the nest for their young to inhabit
these small inoffensive creatures without prejudice
peparing for the day of their offsprings arrival

 

With joy the mother brings forth her young
encased in a light blue egg with tiny brown specks.
they celebrate the arrival with birdsong and then,
both set about alternating the routine of gathering!

 

Whilst about their business an ever watchful eye
keeps a vigil on the happy home of the warblers
waiting, waiting waiting, for the right time
to make it's move, for it has NO home prepared

 

When A chick hatches, the parents again
set about the routine of gathering
where during this time of coming and going
 the chick is extremely hungry and large

 

Whilst about the business of gathering
this large ominous looking chick
larger than the other unhatched eggs
gives them a good kick over the side

 

To their death they tumble never seeing light of day
never knowing the soft feathers of the parents
or their sweet soft warble of contentment
they lie lifeless on the ground, food for predators

 

The Warblers know something has happened
yet amid the bird song grief they cry out
acceptance of this bigger uglier chick is given
and they feed it tirelessly and unconditionally

 

Till it is big enough to fly they keep this vigil
never faltering till their job is accomplished
they teach it to spread its wings and to flap and fly
giving all their love till it can survive by itself

 

Then their nest is empty!
 

Sometimes Mother Warbler lays again
bringing forth those blue speckled eggs
this time to keep and cherish, nurture and raise
till the baby warblers also are ready to leave, Sometimes!

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 

I know another Parent who allowed his Son
to be removed from the proverbial nest
to fall upon the ground, broken, to die
because a world had NO home to call it's own!

 

While this Son did not perish eternally,
and came back to redeem the homeless and the ugly
scheming, lazy, brainless inhabitants of this earth
for a short time he endured the fall, of mankind!

 

Each time we kick someone around
throw them out of their home
declare them not good enough to be our own
leave them to perish  through thoughtless prejudice

 

We are behaving like a Cuckoo..... 

 

Will we be blessed as the diligent loving warbler is?
Who suffers for the sake of the hapless Cuckoo
As did Jesus who is the blessed, who is seated at the right hand of his father?

 

WILL we be a Cuckoo?
 


 


 

Ch'erie de Perrot
Copyright 2006
CAL Copyright Australia Ltd
All Rights Reserved

 

 

 

Footnote:

I'd seen the cuckoo's trolling the sky's some weeks ago, I knew what they were up too, for as  child I would wander the riverbank watching the birdlife. It hurt my heart when my Children brought in a broken warbler egg last evening, wondering what had happened, as they could still see some of the yolk in this broken shell.

I explained to them what had happened, and why!

I think they don't like Cuckoo's much now, but I explained that this is a process of nature and is not to be interfered with despite the ugliness of natures processes sometimes, and I believe they understood.


 


 


 


 


 


 




 
 
 

 

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Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 9/19/2006
Beautiful poem, Ch'erie...and the analogy is equally profound. But isn't God amazing? No matter what our transgressions, He welcomes us back with open arms. Who but God would show such unconditional love for a wayward lot? This has been a brilliant write, dear Ch'erie. Loved it.

God Bless
Love, Lena
PS My condolence over your recent loss!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/19/2006
Great offering Ch'erie!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 9/19/2006
excellent discriptive analogy ...
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/19/2006
Excellant life lesson offered to your children and to us. Sometimes the simple things in nature are overlooked as parallels of human behavior but you have captured this aspect well Sweet Cherry Pie.

Fee
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 9/19/2006
Wow!
You sure are brainy..this is one superb piece..good on ya kiddo!
I'm savin' this one..

Vesna :)
Reviewed by William Bonilla 9/18/2006
Thank you Ch'rie
For this wonderful informative nature write
most enjoyable reading
thanks for sharing

Love & Peace
William
Reviewed by George Carroll 9/18/2006
There are a lot of cuckoo's in the world today who haven't read the Bible and try to subjugate mankind. May they die on the vine.
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 9/18/2006
That was very inspirational and very much to the point. Victor
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 9/18/2006
Hey grab that bird and send him to me, my cuckoo has flown the cuckoop so my clock has no way to make noise anymore...can not tell time without my bird...;0 ed
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/18/2006
Awesome analogy! Ch'erie your message is one of wisdom! Splendid poem!

Eileen
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 9/18/2006
((((( Ch'erie ))))) your muse is glorious, beautiful and powerful..Wow, there are some fantastic writers on the Den tonight...Be blessed sister of mercy and healing--

Love,
Dove
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