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Eagle and the raven

Eagle and the raven

for a old medicine man friend of mine who taught me how to fly

Once there was a raven who forgot how to fly

Her misery hung on her like a dark cloud in the sky

Her wings weren't broken but she had lost her heart

In a storm she got lost

The wind pushed her

The rain drenched her

The thunder teased her

The lighting frightened her

She began to fall

She knew her flight would end in a tailspin of destruction

So she closed her eyes and just let go

Now the old eagle had been flying low

His eyes on this poor lost soul

He swooped under her and lifted her high

When she awoke she was in a place of safety and warmth

Not face down in a mound of dirt

The old eagle dried her tears lifted her on his back once again

He began to teach her to fly above the storms

No matter what storm that raged that old eagle would touch her wing

Lifting her higher till she begin to see the beauty in her own wings

They flew together for many moons that old eagle and his raven

They soared

They dipped their wings in unison, their shadows blotting out the sun

They sang till the heavens rang, till the split in her heart was mended

He woke one morning to hear her sing her greeting to the sun

Such joy he heard in her song

He knew their journey together was done

He watched her take flight, her shadow reflecting in the early morning sun

He saw her soar

He knew in his heart that never again would she fear the storms.

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