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MAUREEN LEFANUE

(AUCKLAND, NZ)

Birds Teach Us Many Lessons


Birds teach us perseverance
And joy through trials.
For many of their efforts
Find failure or denials.
Many a nest that has taken,
So very long to build
Is destroyed by calamity,
Or eggs found to be chilled.

But the birds do not falter—
They just build their nests again;
Lay more eggs to nest upon;
Daily praise God with refrain.
O, what beautiful lessons—
These birds proclaim to us.
To persevere when defeated,
And give praise regardless.

They obey the laws of nature
And fly home to rest.
When the season tells them,
Their migration is addressed.
They eat what’s provided them;
Follow all of nature’s laws.
Such lessons man can learn from,
So he may see his flaws.

Birds inspired man to fly—
Find freedom in the air;
Travel throughout the world,
On different wings to bear.
But of all the many lessons,
Birds teach mankind at large,
Perseverance is the greatest,
And that their Creator is in charge.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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  • Aira Olayvar (1/19/2010 4:16:00 AM)

    The words of the observant… well thought of!

    Birds inspired man to fly—
    Find freedom in the air;
    Travel throughout the world,
    On different wings to bear.
    But of all the many lessons,
    Birds teach mankind at large,
    Perseverance is the greatest,
    And that their Creator is in charge.

    Living on its nature as God designed them to… they are there without complaint. They live their lives as God allows them, and none of them shall fall without God’s permission. In everything there’s wisdom… (Report) Reply

  • I'm me (1/19/2010 2:58:00 AM)

    great poem! haha God has taught me more spiritual lessons with moths than birds, but perhaps that's just because I see them more often!

    -Cheng Zheng (Report) Reply

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