Friday, 9 September 2011

The Life of a Gull

When the gulls come of age,
they leave the cliffs that hide them.

Their mothers and fathers send them off
on a quest to change them.

They follow a human boat
around the vast seas:

past silver beaches,
and over dancing reefs.

Dark spirits shall taunt them
and storms shall veer them,

but with the strongest hearts,
they shall persevere.

They shall return to the cliffs,
where they were born,

their wings beating still,
and their strength tired and beat.

Their mothers and fathers
shall welcome them with opens arms,

and they shall settle down
to live the life of a gull.

(Another thank-you for the inspiration, Phoebe!)

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