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A Little Robin Came Along
By Alexandra Midnight
Friday, April 27, 2007

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A story of true friendship and new beginnings.

 One day when I was out and aorund in my backyard I discovered a little robin, just looseing its downy feathers stuck in my chain link fence.

At the time I was tought not to touch birds so I didnt know how to help it.

So I sat down and started to encourage it "Come on you can get out, you'll make it." Than finally the robin just popped out of the fence, and as she left she chirpped somehting back to me and to this day I belive that she had said "thank you."

After she left I decided to give my new friend a name 'Casey'.

She returned to my yard agian one day up in my old maple tree. I started to talk to her and some how I felt like she could understand me and I could understand her. It was that day I discovered my love for birds and my gift.

Days past and I relized that Casey was not the only bird that I could understand. I could understand all birds and they could seem to understand me.

The next four birds that I met were all chickadees. I named them Red, Race, Ren, and Pine.

Over the years as Casey and I grew older, Casey met a mate and had some chiks.

The chick that was most like Casey I named Caroline. When Caroline had chiks I named the chick that was most lile her Cathlene.

In about one year  a colony started to form around me. When ever I could I would go outside and chat with the colony. I could tell them anything without being juged and without any worries.

Every time spring came and all the birds came back I would sing a song called 'Spring time' which I worte. Casey came back every year with her mate Casino. Not all of the birds came back though, Red, Race, Ren, and Pine moved on to a new home.Caroline and Cathlene came and visited onec and a while wich was real nice.

As the years went by the colony grew varying from blackbirds, robins, spparows, chickadees, cardinals, and morning doves.

By than I had named aobut 30 birds and the colony consisted of aobut 50 birds. Which is a rough estimation on my part. I could never count them.

I met Casey when I was three and she died when I was in third grade.

One day during spring I noriced that Casey wasn't there, I didnt see her or hear her voice. This worried me because she always came back every year. I started talking

to some of the other robins she migrated with. They told me that she didnt make it back; she had died along the way.

I performed a natural ceremony of death for her and sang the song 'spring time' in her honor. It was a sad day for all.

The colony stuck together even though Casey was gone. For me even with all the birds singing it was like complete silence with out her there. Oh how I miss her.

Caroline and Cathlene still came to visit me wich I really enjoyed.

Than in 5th grade I got the news that I was moving. I told the birds that I would come back every night; I was able to stick to that promise.

We had moved only four blocks away from the colony so I could easily return and keep my promise.

Everything was going great Caroline came back but than one night the people who moved into my house let thier cat out.

The colony was in panic. Caroline was the only one brave enough to try and stop it before it hurt anyone but the cat had caught her. I was so frusterated with the birds because I had kept my promise to always stick toghether but in Caolines time of need, in her last moments the promise was broken, they fled; she was gone.

It was that day that I stated talking to them about lieing, sticking up for each other, and friendship. That day I sang the song 'saviors act' (written by me) for the first time. It is about sticking up fo each other and performing selfless deeds.

Then along came August. I had expalined to the birds that I would not be by every night anymore because of the school work I'd be getting, and that onec it snowed I would not be able to come at all utill it got nice out aigan.

I guess they didnt like this.

All of a sudden they slowly started to ingnore me and then all together just stopped talking to me; all except for one brave little sparow named Chirpper (because he always had soemthing to say).

On that day they shunned me out: Chirpper told me what was going on.

"Is this what you want. Is this what I get for being human. After Midnight died you were the only one that I could tell everything to without ever having to worry. If it werent for me this colony wouldnt even have exsisted. Is this what Casey or Caroline would have wanted. I cant belive you would do this what every happened to our promise what happened to the heart of this colony. If you dont like how I have been treating you you could have helped Caroline instead of running you could have told me."

After I said this I burst out into tears. My one true friends, the ones I thought I could count on for everything and would always be there for me were gone.

Chirpper, the only one who stayed my friend tried to comfort me but couldnt.

I gave them advice and sang 'saviors act' for them for the last time that day.

I went home sad and depressed, and never returned.

But one day I did, I went to see if Chirpper was still my friend and what do you know he was. The only thing was that he was excluded from the colony for talking to me (he was proud of it at least he stayed strong).

I liked that at least one bird still liked me. What they made the most tough was that the birds didnt feel like they could talk to me about how they feeled.

Eventually I stated to feel better and started a brand new colony with brand new friends.

To this day two years later Chirpper still talks to me, but none of the other birds do. My new colony is going great, growing everyday. I learned an important lesson from this.

You can never trust anyone 100% because if you do trust someone this much it would just hurt more if they turned thier back on you.

But I always wondered what would have happened my colony told me the truth instead of shuting me out. Looks like no matter what happens you still wounder what could have happedned. I wish they would have told me what was going on; at least it would have hurt less, hearing the truth.


Saviors Act

what shall I do shall I act or shall I cry I will make a diffrence I am a savior I will not cry I will not be selfish when I die I will die for you I die I will always be here I will come to be your savior yet I already am I have saved a life today I care aobutr you I will not die till we're at peace I am a savior I have made a diffrence what shall I do shall I act or shall I cry I will make a diffrence I am a savior I will not cry I will not be selfish when I die I will die for you when I die I will always be here I will come come to be your savior once agian I will make a diffrence I will be a savior yet I already am I have saved a life todayI care bout you I will not die till we are at peace I am a saviorI will no cry I will act I will not be selfish I will act  I will save your life I will make a diffrence I am a savior I will only die with pride in my heart I will always be with you I will save you forever I will chase the beast away and come back to see if you are ok

what shall I do shall I act or hsall I cry I will always help you till the end I have make a diffrence I am a savior I will alwys help you I am only here for you I have nothing else to do I am a savior I have come for you I will help you what shall I do shall i act or shall I cru I am you savior for ever do not fear do not stop do not alt for me just pray for me I will always be with you even to the end

By Alexandra

I created this story when I was very young and had nothing else to do. The part about Casey and being stuck in my fence is all true . I did create a friendship with wildlife and still have one now. Not all points to this is true but I hope you enjoyed reading it.







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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/23/2008
Your kinship with nature is evident in your writing, Alexandra. Thank you for sharing. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Hannah Lumley 5/6/2007
like the story alex i have 1 poem and 1 story if you want to read them. well love ur story and i know its true cuz i know u. bye
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/28/2007
Birds are marvelous creatures, and being a friend to them is a marvelous thing!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/28/2007
Excellent story; well done! :)

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