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  A Shadow Of A doubt
by William Bonilla
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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Shadow Of A Doubt


I sat in my garden

Of serenest meditating

Cleansing my mind

On a gray rainy day.


Descending upon me

I witnessed

A dark shadow wings flopping

In utter silence.


It perched atop

My enclosed screened garden

With wings spread

A hawk I thought

Or was it?

I was at awe.


I slowly

Reached for my camera

The shutter clicked


The shadow never moved

Nor took flight.


I lost track of time

I woke startled

From the comfort

Of a rocking chair

The shadow was gone

No longer there.


I thought

Was I was dreaming?

Did I see it, or was it

Just a shadow of a doubt?



No longer confused

I reached for my camera

To review its contents.



I was left at awe

With its total magnificence

No longer

A shadow of a doubt.



By: William Bonilla











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Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Good reading, i love the gray dreary days as well as the sunny ones too.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Sometimes we are blessed with inexplicable moments and experiences. Thank you for sharing, William. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Linda Hill
Sometimes we only have a split second to capture that moment in time. You did this beautifully..the pic and verses.

Reviewed by JMS Bell
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
(I am a bird lover)..the other day I heard cries that sounded like a cat, I ran outside on my deck and there were crows diving at a new born fawn, two other deers trying to break it up...I had to run out and save the fawn..after getting the birds (tons) away by clapping loudy I came in and thought the same thing...did that just happen, it was all so fast~ no camera shot though!
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
I love moments like put the reader right there, William...well done...

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone
A camera doesn't lie. Quite a remarkable tale. Sometimes our mind plays
Tricks on us. Taking a photo helps to ease our doubts
Awesome poetry William have misses you
Much peace love and light
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii)
Beautiful without a shadow of a doubt. I'm jealous and bow to your pen as awakening all I see from my porch is an angry blue jay. Where is my cell camera when I need it. ENJOYED SEEING WITH YOUR EYES.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
I do that too, trying to watch a bird takeoff from the high tension wires behind my house. The hawks are the hardest to identify. Every time I hope to see one takeoff, I somehow am sleeping or distracted. But you have the picture for evidence, and I like you, couldn't identify what kind of hawk it is.

That's why I don't like eye witness accounts.

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse
WOW!!! This is fantastic William!!
and the image is so totally awesome!!
I had some barn swallows swarm around
my head the other day for some bizzare reason
but this is big time bird feathers!!

Spiritual Messengers Have Wings
Reviewed by Felix Perry
As I love to take pictures as well, I usually have my NIKON close by no matter where I go or what I do and I have discovered they do seem to have a mind of their own. Driving down a country lane not far from where I live was an old red barn, a heritage site that once was part of a farm asylum. Anyway something told me to take a picture or two of it, I did, and the next day I read in the news that it had burned to the ground.
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