THE OLD WOMAN OF THE BIRDS

She wandered about the streets
Of the city and there were not
Many days that she could not
Be seen whatever the weather.
~
Her self-imposed duty to feed
The wildlife- mainly birds whose
Number were varied and many
Picking around to gather food.
~
Yes, at her age it was something
She welcomed- something to do
But in truth she bore a personal
Love for the wild ones…
~
Blackbirds, Crows, Seagulls, Robins,
Starlings, Jackdaws, varied coloured
Tits and more who in time bore her
Image within feathered covered heads.
~
So much so that in due course they
Appeared to have recorded the time
And the place of her appearances
During her feeding schedule.
~
Also in time her activity became well
Known to many locals and visitors
Which nurtured in their minds
Their desire to observe.
~
And when the time comes to depart
From life’s journey many who observed
Her bird feeding activity will in fondness
Recall the old woman of the birds.
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Submitted by ancomanach on May 01, 2017

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Liam Ó Comain

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