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Turkey Vulters at Camp
by larry r linville
Saturday, July 28, 2012
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I just finished a church camp with 1st and 2nd graders. Here's a poem I wrote for the last worship.


A pair of turkey vultures sat
high in the branches of a tree
as the young campers cars arrived
as far their eagle eyes could see.
They’d seen them come and go before
and they’d never done any harm.
They wondered what would happen this time
since the weather was so warm.
They talked to the lowly sparrow
whom God’s eyes were always set on.
The sparrow told them not to fret
because God’s care is never gone.
They watched the campers from above
as they sang and as they prayed.
They seemed to love God’s great beauty
when they studied and when they played.
As the campers left the camp
the vultures bowed to pray
and thanked God they could share their world
with God’s people another day.
And they asked one another
if those campers who looked so odd
could see the wondrous beauty
and know it was given from God.
Just then the sparrow flew by
and gave both vultures a wink
and said, “they worship our God too!
at least that’s what I think.”

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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 10/20/2012
Winsome and lite hearted. I really enjoyed the poem...M
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
Wonderful rhyme and flow. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/29/2012
Vultures are an choice for a children's poem. Do we prolong a child's innocence (ignorance) when we portray vultures as some kind of benevolent creatures rather than what they really do–clean up diseased carrion from dead animals.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/29/2012
An ugly bird are those that u speak,
never really thought of them as creatures of God too,
but I guess we all are what we are,
Just don't let them get you in their beak...e
Reviewed by Asa Seeley 7/29/2012
the power of prayer and God's Holy Word...affects a change, in the young and the old...far and near, high and low. thank you

Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/28/2012
This is a sweet poem for children, Larry! Not many would personalize turkey buzzards the way you have. After all, they're not exactly known for their beauty.
I'm sure the campers would appreciate God's wonders in nature more after hearing this cute little rhyme with a birds' eye view.

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