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  The Offcomer
by Ian R Thorpe
Monday, June 04, 2007
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Bird watchers have recorded in the past few years a species on Sandpiper native to the Mississippi Delta having negotiated a hazardous path through wind turbines to nest in the sand dunes and mud flats of England’s North West Coast.
There is a lot of talk about climate science but oil exploration has already begun in Iceberg Alley

The Offcomer

Bird watchers have recorded in the past few years a species on Sandpiper native to the Mississippi Delta and the river estuaries of the South East U.S.A. nesting in the sand dunes and mud flats of England’s Noth West Coast, an alien and hostile environment for them.

Little offcomer,
what brought you to
this unfriendly shore.
Blown by maverick winds
to rest and nest
in this strage land,
far from the feeding grounds
and safe havens generations
of your kind have found.
You belong in a delta
far away in the west
but were blown to this shore
by a maverick wind
fanned by human hands.


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Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 7/7/2007
I'll be the Little off-comer soon. Your sweet.

Jan xoxoxo
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 6/5/2007
Very beautiful indeed,Hugssssssssss
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/4/2007
So very sad for the innocent little birds, may they find their way home again.......

Be safe,
Reviewed by Barbara Mercer 6/4/2007
Lovely, gentle and caring poem.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/4/2007
Heartfelt offering Ian!!

Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr. 6/4/2007
Beautiful poetry with a sad and much deeper message Ian......Well done.



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