The sharpest eye in animal world
is said this bird does own,
He sees a mouse between the rocks
no matter how high he’s flown.
He is a predator, of beauty and strength
a symbol of power to all,
when he circles the skies with majestic pride
and is always successful in haul.
Unexpected, hidden and in shocking speed
he falls out of the big blue skies,
there’s not the slightest chance to escape
when his screaming doomed prey dies.
He is family bound, this beautiful creature
doing for kids whatever he can.
He will hunt and protect, no matter what costs
to protect his kids and his clan.
A symbol for humans, for us who admire
this fantastic animal who is our sign
for hope, for pride, for solidarity
a strong picture who shows us to shine.
With his white head and tail, his chocolate wings
his strength and his power are pure and true;
a symbol, a guidepost for our country’s hope
the epitome of the Red, White and Blue!
(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, January 2016)