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  A Wondrous Love Story
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Monday, April 19, 2010
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-Inspired By A News Item That Caught My Eye-



“Love is a canvas,

Furnished by nature,

And embroidered with imagination.”






They had first met 17 years ago

It was surely ‘Love at First Sight’

And now, every Spring and Summer

They still cuddle together in the moonlight


She has been named Malena

Her mate has been named Rodan

And, theirs is a wondrous love story

Their time together, so magically grand


She was wounded by a rifle

So many, long, years ago

Sadly, she can no longer fly

But her mate, still loves her so


Over the last 17 years

They’ve had 32 offspring

As Malena lovingly watches

Rodan teaches them ‘to wing’


Every Spring and Summer

They are always, still, together

Sadness comes, for both of them

When Autumn brings cold weather


Rodan must follow his instincts

And, he must migrate 8,000 miles

Malena, she remains on her rooftop

Facing Winter’s many cold harsh trials


And every Spring, for the past 17 years

Rodan has returned to the love of his life

Winging his way back to her, 8,000 miles

Yearning once again, to see his Stork wife


And, so amazingly, for the past 17 long years

He’s arrived at Malena’s side, on the same day

But this year, Rodan showed up a few days early

Their everlasting love so wondrous, in so many ways


Making the arduous journey back from South Africa to Croatia each and every Spring, this male Stork named Rodan travels 13,000 km (8,000 miles) to be with his beloved female partner, Malena, who is disabled and unable to accompany him.


Local residents in the small village of Slavonski Brod in Croatia thought that crippled Malena would surely perish when she was shot by a hunter way back in 1993. But thanks to the kindhearted Vokic family, whose roof she still lives on, and to her extremely steadfast and faithful partner, Rodan, she has managed to survive on that rooftop for the past 17 long years.


True Love Truly Is A Many Splendored Thing;

And What Marvelous Lessons, Nature Can Bring.


©2010, A Truly Fascinated Mr. Ed

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Reviewed by John Flanagan 4/19/2010
...and we the Masters of the Universe with our rifles and our superior attitude have nothing to learn? God, what a joy to read this, Ed, to bask in the glory of love beyond words. I cry when I'm touched this deeply and I'm crying a lot right now.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/19/2010
Oh my Bro,you caused all to be misty eyed with this gem! Not only the story which is so precious ,but the music just seems to make this a very special piece. I recall a story similar to this and wonder if you heard of the birds in New York that meet every year on some building near Central park,it wss shown on tv. Our animal world has much to teach us if we let it. Sis tl
Reviewed by D Johnson 4/19/2010
Indeed, a wondrous love story, well told.

Reviewed by Holly Ibbitson (Reader) 4/19/2010
Now that's a love story if I ever heard one!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/19/2010
Belle needs to pass the tissues round... this is a beautiful choker, Dad xxx Yes, will stick in the memory-and-heart banks xxxx
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/19/2010
Amazing story. I wonder how she does so well in the winter's worst? I guess it's like the old saying goes, cold beak, warm heart. Patrick
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/19/2010
You have done many warm and wonderful stories but this is just beautiful my friend. well done.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/19/2010
It is truly amazing that in this vast universe they can always manage to find their way home to the loved ones that wait for them. I'm really impressed by this.

Thanks Ed!!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 4/19/2010
This is an Amazing story Ed, I am in awe,,,and will think of this often...when there is a will there is a way..~miraculous~
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 4/19/2010
A truly wonderful love. Malena´s shooting by the hunter has not been a tragedy but a lesson given to us by nature to which we have to cherish and treasure. Thank you my friend, Ed. Kostro
Reviewed by Lew Duffey 4/19/2010
Well done. This is truly a love story. Life has many hardships for us all but Love overcomes.
God bless,
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/19/2010
A beautiful story, Ed...Humans should be so much like animals in this way...e
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 4/19/2010
I think Rose said it very well, and I bet there are a million more creatures that are just as loving and faithful, why do we hurt them, why don't we like Cupid shoot arrows of love, intead of pain and death? They are magnificant creatures, it was our sign of spring when they returned and nested atop the old Brewery chimney, or wandered on the green soccer field to collect a meal. A wonderful story Ed. Bless ya! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 4/19/2010
Ed this is so beautiful it made me cry!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/19/2010
What an enchanting story about the beauty and grace of nature, Ed! Heartwarming tale of true love that knows no boundaries! Beautiful write!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 4/19/2010
That I call real love. I should had been born a stork!


Reviewed by Rose Rideout 4/19/2010
Imagine they know what true love is all about, maybe they should teach humans a few things.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 4/19/2010
what an incredible story, thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/19/2010
VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
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