Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Stone Bird

  Dr Abe V Rotor      

Your wings that everyday flap
     are now in surrender,

And the wind that carried you up
      has left you down under.

Majestic and lovely, oh bird,
     lord of the open skies,
Across the land were once heard,
      your pleading, helpless cries.

Would a monument suffice
      to enthrone your life and deed,
Bestow a posthumous prize,
      to hide man's folly and greed?

The stone bird does not answer,
      its world too, shall soon depart,
And man takes pride in his power
      of make-believe in his art.

Philippine Eagle Monument. Marcos Highway, Agoo, La Union.

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