Learning a Lesson From Nature

aking1614 By aking1614, 29th Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Seems you can learn a lot from a turkey and a goose. Read on to see what I'm talking about.

Fearless Determination

A flock of a dozen wild turkeys
Trotting through the park today
What are they looking for?
Are they chasing something
Or being chased?
I’ll never know, nor does it matter
They move continually forward,
Turning neither left nor right
Never stopping
Cars screech to a halt to let them cross
The narrow road that winds through
The budding woods
All the while, geese fly overhead
Honking as they go
As if to say to the other birds
Circling lazily in the sky
Move over, we’re coming through
Commanding the airways
Boldly onward to their destination
A lesson to be learned in either case
Let nothing stop you, let nothing block you
Let nothing keep you or deter you
With fearless determination
Move forward, pressing
Progressing toward your goal

©2012 – Andrea J. Shannon


Destination, Determination, Fearless, Forward, Geese, Pressing, Progressing, Turkeys

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author avatar aking1614
I am an engineer by trade, but a poet and songstress at heart. I started writing occasional articles online about five years ago, but poetry is still my first love.

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author avatar Val Mills
29th Mar 2012 (#)

I rather like your message about not letting anything deter us. Nicely written.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Ditto Val's comments. A very clever way to make your point. Thank you ashan1614.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
30th Mar 2012 (#)

great page Ashan

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Well said, Ashan. Though a late entrant compared to other species we hardly respect others or mother nature itself - siva

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author avatar Buzz
30th Mar 2012 (#)

Great poetry, ashan. Thank you.

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author avatar Noreen Ann Snyder
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Wow, Ashan,that is a great poem! Thanks for sharing! Have a great night!

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author avatar aking1614
14th Apr 2012 (#)

Thanks to all of you few for your wonderfully supportive comments.

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