A Messenger From the Sky



Today, as I sat filtering through

the thoughts running through my mind

I heard an entrance at my front door

and turned around to find

an unexpected visitor .....

A beautiful redbird flying

passed me toward  my hallway.

I could see the red bird's fear

and the sight  moved

my heart to tears.


The beautiful bird perched on the windowsill

looking from inside out.......

I felt the longing, inside the tiny life form,

to once again fly free......

I stood above the redbird, talking to him


As my hands reached down, carefully,

to raise the glass and set the beautiful

bird free.

3:58pm April 14, 2014

The red bird brought

me beauty and peace-

before the  tears

and heartache. jt