Yesterday I heard her cries hunting for dinner. We have a hawk who hunts in our mountain a lot. While she was searching I was watching and this came to me. I guess the reason I am posting it here is it can relate to some people I've seen and how they play with others. Shoot it can probably even relate to me.
Happy blogging cagers
Soaring high you hear her scream
Searching for her next meal
Riding the wind tunnels
She keeps a watchful eye
Zeroing in she sees it
The tiny mouse moving along
Searching for his own nourishment
Scrounging for something in this cold winter
He moves along digging minding his own
She starts her decent
Drifting slowly down
Wings tucked in a little
Careful not to alert him
One last swirl in the tunnel
She pulls her wings in
Talons stretched out
She swoops and grabs him
Clutching him in her claws
He doesnt make a sound
She tries to squeeze him
He still isnt affected
She shoots up high
Letting go, he falls to the earth
Crashing hard against the ground
He lays still after hitting hard
The air knocked out of his small frame
She glides in to land
Moving close to him
He looks at her and sighs
"You see what instantly satisfies you."
He says slowly rising to his feet
"You go in for the kill,
when it doesn't bend to your will you drop it."
She starts to argue
His small voice over powers her
"You play with us
Taking what you need
Letting us suffer
For your own pleasure,
You dont see the beauty
The strength in others
You focus on their weakness
To hurt them and make them feel less."
Walking towards her he rises
Standing as tall as he can
You fear anything that isnt you,
you break it down
rip it apart and move on to the next.
Kill me if your hungry
I offer myself,
keep me if you need a friend
I will give myself to you
if you can honestly say you need me to survive.
If not fly back up high and let me be."
She cocked her head and spread her wings
Flying back up to the sky
She watched him move along
Thinking to herself about what he said
"I dont play games, I need them to live
I'm not afraid I know my place
I am a hawk I am better than most."
Looking around the sky
She watched the other birds
Flying away from her
She looked down
The little creatures
Running from her shadow
She understood then
She was hated because of her actions
She was alone becasue of her choices
Hanging her head tucking in her wings
The powerful hawk fell out of the sky.
Landing as the tiny mouse had
Her body crushed against the imapct.
Blinking her eyes she saw him
He came to her and sat by her face
"You need a friend I wont run,
you won't have to do this alone."
She asked "why"
He smiled and said "because now you need me,
you had to fall from grace to understand."
That night the hawk left this world,
With the mouse by her side
Just as he promised not alone.