The Law of Nature…Lost in the Eyes of a Child

Utah JayStarred Page By Utah Jay, 4th Mar 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This is a true story from my youth about the nature of the world we live in and the love of He who made it.

The Law of Nature…Lost in the Eyes of a Child

The Law of Nature…Lost in the Eyes of a Child

When I was boy
Living at home
With mother and father
I had my own room
In the back of the house
And just outside my window
Was an old grape arbor
And a tree.

I Remember One Spring

I remember one spring
Quite specifically
When I watched a pair of Robins
From my back room window
Day after day
As they carefully weaved their nest
In my little tree.

Twig By Twig

Twig by twig,
And piece by piece
I watched
As they worked together
Fitting it snugly
Into the budding branches

Of the old grape arbor tree.

My First Peek

I remember my first peek
Of her powder blue eggs
And how I waited the day
When the chicks would arrive
And how soft my heart
When they first cried
For their supper.

I Was Amazed

I was amazed

How well the pair tended
To the every need
Of their little ones.

And I waited the day
They would take to wing
And become one with the wind

Then She Came

And then she came.
All I could do
Was watch
Repulsed at

The grisly primeval instincts
Off the family cat.

The Way God Loves Us

And yet
I could not find it in me
To love her any the less
The way I believe
That God loves us
After our brutalities.

Words and photographs by uTAH jAY
Except the photo "when first they cried" from Wikipedia.

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author avatar Utah Jay
I have been writing since the beginning of time it seems, not because I want to write, but because I have too. My favorite form of writing is poetry, all kinds and types of poetry.

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author avatar Sherri Granato
4th Mar 2015 (#)

Such lovely imagery. It reminds me of the warmer months. Nice work.

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author avatar Shamarie
5th Mar 2015 (#)

I love this partly autobiographical poem and the pictures! It almost felt like a music video! Great work, Utah Jay!!!

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author avatar Carol Roach
5th Mar 2015 (#)

yes that is nature, though I would have shooed the cat away, I would rather feed the cat myself

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author avatar Retired
5th Mar 2015 (#)

That was beautiful, both the photos, words, and message. I witnessed something similar when my children were growing up. We watched a hummingbird build a nest in a rosebush, and we watched the eggs hatch and saw the babies. And then the neighbor's cat found them, and that was the end.

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author avatar Kingwell
6th Mar 2015 (#)

This brings back memories from my own childhood. Beautiful poetry my friend. Blessings.

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author avatar Retired
6th Mar 2015 (#)

Awesome post!

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author avatar Utah Jay
6th Mar 2015 (#)

Thanks to everyone for your kind comments, you do my heart well.

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