Monday, December 9, 2013

What a Seagull Never Told You

photo from The Guardian, Eyewitness
This is an older poem I wrote many years ago that was the inspiration behind the name of this it seemed fitting to share it from here.  Thank you for stopping by.
"God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest."  ~J.G. Holland
What a seagull never told you about why he flies away is the farther up you fly the broader the view you get of the shore you left behind.

What a wild horse never told you is some chained up fences can be jumped.

What a river never told you is getting off the flowing path may mean your whole world may pass you right by.

What a pine tree never told you is those that stand together never fall alone.

What a valley never told you is that sometimes the safest place to wait out the storm is right where you are.

What a sunset never told you is if you leave today behind does not mean you cannot come back and start all over again tomorrow.

What a pigeon never told you is sometimes the thrown crumbs don't come right to us we must go to them.

What a sparrow never told you is the leaver sometimes loses the nest.

What a goldfish never told you is maybe the bowl you are swimming in is just where you were meant to be.


Brandee Shafer said...

Carrie!!! xxoo

Kathe W. said...

Carrie - these are wonderful- you are so wise! Hope all is well with you! Cheers!

Susan said...

What an enjoyable chain of wisdom, one that encourages me to look around right here and right now to see how I stand and what nourishes me. Thank you.

Leaz said...

Utterly charming, Carrie.

Strummed Words said...

I like the idea of the goldfish being happy inside it's small fish bowl.

Strummed Words

Brian Miller said...

we are where we are meant to be...though that is often hard to accept....some good wisdom through these carrie...

Mary said...

This is just beautiful, Carrie!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

"What A Seagull Never Told You" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point many visitors in your direction.

Kay said...

Thank you so much for your visit, Carrie. This is such a beautiful blog. I'm amazed you can keep up with so many blogs. I can barely keep up with my one. This seagull title drew me since I named our son after one.

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