I spotted a Red Tail Hawk
standing on the side of the nest
trying to decide whether to take the leap
and put his newly feathered wings to the test

Or turn around and sit back down
and wait for his mom to come back
and bring him a three course meal
or maybe just a little snack

I saw his mom soaring way up high
with her head pointed to the ground
she had that hunters look in her eye
I sure pity what she found

It's a joy to watch nature at her best
whether It's a Hawk or what's on land
it helps us to know GOD gave each the tools
to live and fulfill his plan

©Darryl G. Scroggins ' 97