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A Poem from the FPR Newsletter

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« on: October 01, 2012, 09:20:44 am »

A Poem For Those We Have Lost by Anne Kenyon

I didn't ask to be your pet,
You said you wanted me.
I was taken away from the world I knew,
Though not unwillingly.
I'd learned to trust the human hand,
With its soft and gentle touch,
So patiently I waited for
The caress I loved so much.
I meant no harm that day I screeched
I just wanted you to see
That someone lived behind those bars
I thought you had forgotten me
Then the human hand I loved so much
Came through my tiny door
But it offered me no gentleness
As it knocked me to the floor.
A feeling welled inside of me
Like I had never known
I felt frightened, hurt, confused and lost
Within the bars of my new home
But patiently I waited
For that hand to treat me right
But it rarely came to bring me food
And there were no toys in sight
In boredom and in loneliness
In hunger and despair
I slowly ripped my feathers out
But no-one helped, you didn't care
So I learned to hate the human hand
As it slammed down on my cage
It held a brand new meaning now
Fear, pain and rage
And then one day a stranger came
And to my great surprise
Gentle words came from her mouth
And tears welled in her eyes
But then the terror filled my heart
For that human who had cried
Opened up my tiny door
And put those human hands inside
I screamed in panic, fear and dread,
As I waited for the pain
That the human hand would give me
As it slammed me once again
But gently I was lifted
From my prison, cold and bare
But still I bit at those human hands
In my terror and despair
The new prison I was taken to
Was somewhat different than my home
Fresh food was all around me
And toy friends to call my own
And the human hands that touched me
Brought on me no more pain
And slowly as the weeks went by
My ravaged feathers grew again
And as the weeks passed into months
I began to understand
That once again I could begin
To trust the human hand
I'm old now, really very old
But my memories are clear
Of the gentle hand that soothed the pain
From the hand I'd learned to fear
I'm tired now, really very tired
Many years my life has spanned
So I close my eyes for one last time
Safe from harm in the human hand.

Dedicated to Esmerelda, Grandpa, Zema, Autumn,
Peeps, Cheerio, Paco, BooBoo and
Maimey. All birds who have passed while in rescue
over the past 5 1/2 years, either from old
age, special health conditions or due to their previous
care before coming to us. RIP little souls,
we were so happy to be there for you in the end
providing love, friendship and care.
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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 12:39:12 am »

I have read this poem before.

It is well written and so true in many instances. sad8
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« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 10:37:10 am »

me too and it makes me sob every time. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 02:29:28 pm »

These things should come with a warning "GET THE TISSUES!"

So sad, but i know it's true. At least there are some people out there, like Tozie, who take in a bird and help it. I dunno what I would do if i saw someone intentionally hurting a bird, or ANY animal. Probably kill em
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« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2012, 07:42:58 pm »

 ashamed I can't read it.  And I am right there with Britt :bruce:
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 10:32:15 am »

 cwy  britt was right...snifff~

this made me think of Caleb.
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