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The Lonely Cry

A solitary pair winging their way,

a yearly migration

following the curling river

back to their nesting grounds

in hope of new cygnets.

Far below they hear the lonely cry

of a desperate mother weeping

over her child’s solitary grave.

With uncertainty as a companion

they continue winging

boldly across the sky to

their breeding grounds

in hope of new cygnets.

The Lonely Cry ~ Ken Simm

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Linked to a Photography Challenge at imaginary garden with real toads.

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13 thoughts on “The Lonely Cry

  1. it takes courage to make this journey. I like these lines:

    “With uncertainty as a companion

    they continue winging

    boldly across the sky”

  2. i’ll echo titus, and remark on the bravery that is involved in proceeding on from grief with uncertainty as a companion – and doing so boldly and with hope.
    the artwork suggests so many things. it’s completely fascinating to read all of the responses.

    • I’m very taken with the juxtaposing of ‘uncertainty’, ‘boldly’ and ‘hope’ in the last five lines. You made me think, thank you.

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