Bald eagle, Image created by Hope Rutledge

American Spirit . . . .

As eagle swoops at break of day
Talons cling to wriggling prey.
Having hunted and found his quest
He soon returns to guard his nest.

Shimmering cliffs that brightly shine
From rust colored monolith's high
Create golden treasures
Within the sunset sky.

The smell of Autumn's in the air
Chill of night falls fast. . .
The eagle soars through clouded sky,
His kingdom won through triumphs past.

© Connie Marcum Wong

Golden Eagle Reigns

Calling out with his loud shrill cry
While winging through an azure sky,
Low clouds back light intrepid flight.
Strong talons grasp prey in sharp sight
As feathers float on current's wave,
I view a raptor bold and brave.
Majestic in his swooping quest
He soon returns to guard his nest.
Fledgling beaks open eagerly
Accepting gifts voraciously.
Tree top dwelling, their sacred home
Where King avian victors roam.
The golden eagle, soaring high,
Flies triumphant through autumn's sky.

© Connie Marcum Wong

Poems courtesy of Connie Marcum Wong

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