Poem of the week Second Chance

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THE whining beat of heavy wings

Cuts across the evening calm

Time has moved on

The chilled, limp and drifting bird

A stricken swan

Sadder than a ruined dream

Wrecked along the path of life

Now glides lakeward on powerful wings

Treading water, skimming through spray

To settle down, wings folded in-

Oytcome of braving fate to win

The happy statistic sails away

Jacqueline Deeks

Wishing Brent Lodge Bird and Wildlife Trust a happy 40th birthday