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The Grace of the Eagle

April 4, 2013
By ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 168 comments

The grace of the eagle is his wings,
Golden-brown and long and forked,
Like the robes of so many kings,
The majesty of nature's force.

The grace of the eagle is his strike,
Like a rock he plummets down,
The mouse is dead with just one swipe,
And lunch is served without a sound.

The grace of the eagle is his claws,
Bent and pointed like a hook,
Closing on his prey like jaws,
Spearing catfish in a brook.

The grace of the eagle is his eyes,
Beady drops under feather hoods,
Seeing all and looking wise,
Seeking out the varmint goods.

The grace of the eagle is his heart,
Flooded with his cunning schemes,
Wilderness beauty from the start,
His fierceness building nature's beams.



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Cam_is_Away said...
on Apr. 9 2016 at 9:52 pm
Cam_is_Away, Non, California
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As silly as it might sound, my dad really likes this poem of yours. ^v^ He said, "Watcha doin'?" And I said, "Reading a poem called 'The Grace of an Eagle.'" and then he took my laptop and read it out loud and he said it was good. Good job! I enjoyed this poem too :D

on Apr. 21 2013 at 9:28 pm
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
323 articles 5 photos 168 comments
Thnx a lot!!!

on Apr. 21 2013 at 7:49 pm
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Great framing. Good start, good end, and nice transitions like the bird is attacking!


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