How We Are Similar

Written for:  Sunday Muse #107  (posted by Carrie)

animal love

Whether human or animal,
the instinct we share,
to care for and fiercely
protect our young is inherent
in parents throughout
the world. Methods
and language may differ;
care does not. Several years
ago, I studied a bird
in process of building
a nest in our birdhouse.
He scrambled back and
forth across the yard
carrying twigs and bits
of other materials to
make a comfortable, safe
home for his family. We
are all family.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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20 Responses to How We Are Similar

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Yes, we are and i cant wait till some of the distant cousins recognize that. Lol. Nice one, Sara.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    Oh how I love this Sara! So true and beautifully spoken!


  3. Yep, family is so important. Nice one.


  4. wyndolynne says:

    Love each stick and line of this!


  5. Lori says:

    Love and family are definitely universal. And they are all different and beautiful in their own unique ways.


  6. Helen says:

    Now you’ve done it! We Are Family in my brain all day. Love it.


  7. 1sojournal says:

    Yes, we are and can’t wait til the world realizes that family is all of us.



  8. Jim says:

    Yes, Sara, the males of birds often help with the hatching, nurture and care of their young one. We have a pair of mocking birds who annually, or their descendants, nest in a nook under an eave of our house. I think the penguin couple are the most sharing of the birds that I know.


  9. qbit says:

    I love that about the bird, and you watching and understanding how that is all of us!


  10. susanstoo says:

    And so we take our sermons from the birds! Nicely done.


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