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Just a Bird?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by kstaven, Mar 8, 2007.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Just a Bird


    From time to time, people tell me, "Lighten up, it's just a bird," or, "That's a lot of money for just a bird."

    They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a bird."

    Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a bird."

    Many hours have passed when my only company was "just a bird," but I did not once feel slighted.

    Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by "just a bird,"

    And in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a bird" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

    If you, too, think it's "just a bird, then you will probably understand phases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

    "Just a bird", brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.

    "Just a bird", brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.

    Because of "just a bird", I will rise early, and look longingly to the future.

    So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a bird", but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future; the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

    "Just a bird", brings out what's good in me, and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.

    I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a bird," but the thing that keeps me from being "just a human."

    So the next time you hear the phrase "just a bird."

    Just smile, because they...

    ...."just don't understand."

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  2. Forest_Nymph

    Forest_Nymph Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someday....that moment will come to them, hopefully.

    Nice way to express oneself.
     
  3. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amen......
     
  4. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    kstaven, Very nicely put! It's hard to relate to most people about chickens. I always get that " Look" when speaking highly of my chicken flock.

    What can one expect when people think eggs and chicken come from the grocery store?

    bigzio
     
  5. chickchair

    chickchair Rest in Peace 1959-2011

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    Wow...that was beautiful! Sounds like a mission statement to me!

    Nothing makes me, personally, feel more alone that the loss of a beloved bird and the family reaction"it was just a bird, for gosh sakes!"

    It's why we're here, my friends....we understand each other...[​IMG]
     
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Just beautiful, and so true...
     
  7. quiltymare

    quiltymare Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] So true...
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Absolutely true...[​IMG]
     
  9. HenHappy

    HenHappy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    on my way to you....
    Hear, hear!!! (cheering in the background...)[​IMG]
     
  10. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I too say so true!![​IMG]
     

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