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  As I Soar
by Walt Hardester
Friday, September 07, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Pushed to the edge of extinction, I was only saved because I am a "National Symbol."


On currents of the air I soar,
Above all earthly strife and war.
This is not a dream, I clearly see,
The changing of humanity.
For eons above it all I've soared.
Mankinds fury against each other I've seen roar.

But my fellow creatures great and small,
Can not soar above it all.
Carbon dioxide, pesticides, herbicides, genetic manipulations,
Will be the end of all the nations.
I hope that you all do get my gist,
For mankind himself does now sit,
Upon the "Endangered Species" list.

(c)2007 Walt Hardester


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Reviewed by Jon Willey 1/25/2008
Perceptions.If we could all correctly relate and share them? Above the mundane we soar to gain a perspective not seen down among the trees of the forest. Excellent Walt. JonMichael Willey
Reviewed by William Bonilla 10/17/2007
Thank You Walt for sharing this
piece, enjoyed reading
Peace be with you

William
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/17/2007
The bald eagle is indeed a magnificent bird. We are fortunate here that they are very common. As I cycle by the river most days, I have to be carefull not to get "dumped" on because they perch in the trees along the road waiting for the dead salmon to feed upon. Nicely done, Walt. Thank you. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/20/2007
WE all need to pray LONG and STRONG!
This needs to stop!
Much needed Poem and felt strongly!
Powerfully written~!
Love and Hugs, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox

STay POsitive! Healthy and STrong!
Reviewed by Dana Reed 9/8/2007
I wonder if saving the Eagle, which is a wonderful thing for all creatures are sacred, and letting mankind go would be the best thing of all. We're the dangeous ones on this earth.

Well written piece, Walt.

Dana
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 9/8/2007
At least somebody have saved the American symbol if not its reputation. Maybe we need to put the American way of Life in the Edge of Extinction List to challenge someone to come an save it.
Our politicians are doing their best to take us out altogether.
Georg
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 9/7/2007
cool write! and so very true!
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 9/7/2007
AN AWESOME WRITE! Just perfect in everyway! From your heart to the world's eyes! LOVE YOU! Sissy
Reviewed by Ann Scarborough 9/7/2007
How right you are! Man is his own worst enemy.
Wonderful write.
Ann
Reviewed by larry linville 9/7/2007
let's pray that humankind will heed your warning and get off the endangered list just as the eagle has.

Larry
Reviewed by Kathy Newkirk (Reader) 9/7/2007
Dear Walt,

This is so very awesome and you have truly tagged us well. I love it!!!

your sis, kathy
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 9/7/2007
Walt, a fantastic poem, I hope it gets the attention it needs because everyone should take heed.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/7/2007
Brilliant offering Walt!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by twinklewrites at her desk (Reader) 9/7/2007
Boy, you got that right! an excellent poem hope many people read and take heed...Hugs and Love, Peggy
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 9/7/2007
Few thousands years of us - We are still adapting -{Good write}-Ted
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/7/2007
Walt,

Exceptional write, stunning image: you and I on the same page today. Man is determined to live alone (and like it): a sad existence. :(

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 9/7/2007
You've said it all Walt, and you've said it well! Exceptional poem, I love the pic you chose it shows the power and strength that an Eagle has, how beautiful it is!

ET
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 9/7/2007
Beautiful poem.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/7/2007
I couldn't agree with you more Walt, blessings, Holly
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/7/2007
The majestic eagle, and such a beautiful poem Walt. May we wake up and make some changes before we kill every beautiful creature around us.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/7/2007
Oh, so true. We seldom think of ourselves on that endangered species list, but at the rate our 'leaders' are making changes - we'll soon be replaced by robots. ;(

Kathy
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