April 13, 2010
By James Aaron “Buddy” Roberts III
Have you ever seen a true love story,
With a love that knows no bounds.
Four young ones shows in all her glory,
As daddy makes his rounds.
We watch and wonder what is next,
As all of time will show.
The many gifts that nature has,
As all the babies grow.
We all can show a sense of pride,
With this historical event.
We show our joy it cannot hide,
Yet the losses we lament.
Two of six without a hole,
Or so much a peep.
As the missing lay in rest,
In eternal sleep.
But wait remember four survived,
Amidst their very hatching.
Four of six who have thrived,
Still kicking and a scratching.
We still have time to watch them rise,
Until they start to fledge.
We’ll probably start to squint our eyes,
The day they leave the ledge.
So never forget Molly’s story,
A story filled with love.
Taking place in an owl box,
‘Bout fifteen feet above.