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A Robin's Lament
by larry r linville

Monday, September 17, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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What does the robin think about always being early?

Why was I born a robin
and inherited these robin genes?
I just canít seem to keep myself
from arriving early at all scenes.

When I get there nothingís ready.
Itís dark, and everything is cold.
Then I sit and wait for others
and itís really getting very old.

What are they doing that makes them late?
Donít they ever set their alarm?
And when they finally show up here
they try to demonstrate their charm.

Iíd give up my harbinger title
but it would make me go insane
Iíd surrender my pretty red breast
and just become a bird thatís plain.

But then who would warn the people
that old man winter is soon to go?
It might be in March or April
before anyone would ever know.

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Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 7/28/2008
Tell that Robin that the early bird gets the worm. That's why he's up so early. That first stanza grabbed my attention from "genes" to "scenes".
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/17/2007
Adorable: the robin is what a robin is. :) God designed to be the early bird. Well done, Larry.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/17/2007
A lesson in life - lead, make the world a better place. Like who you are - you can make a difference.

Reviewed by chris stienstra 9/17/2007
Thank God for the robins. Deep in the forest until the winter loses its punch. Thanks Larry.
Best regards,
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/17/2007
Larry very wise words. someone has to be ahead of the rest or life will just oass by, Thank you for sharing.
Newfie Hugs, Rose

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