Poem of a Different Feather

by Alanna

A cup of steaming tea in hand

From my padded perch with propped up pillows

I gaze out the bay window

Observing morning activity at the feeder

 

Among the usual finches, chickadees, & nuthatches

dsc01591-1-e1566161223394Unusual activity catches my eye

A petite junco carefully feeds seeds to a juvenile robin

Three times its size

 

Wait, this cannot be!

 

 

This bird is of another feather

With no natural obligation

But my eyes do not lie

 

This little junco is clearly committed

To care for this young robin

As another to its own

From mindful feedings

To standing by at the edge of the concrete bath

As the youngster bathes and drinks

 

I wonder, what is the story of this orphaned robin

And how did it come under the junco’s care?

I would like to think mercy to save another not of its kind

I can only conjecture

But still, I find hope

In the actions of this tiny little bird

And its very big heart

 

For more about this poem visit byalannapass.com

images courtesy Pixabay and the author

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2 Comments to “Poem of a Different Feather”

  1. That’s lovely I never knew they did that

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