Winking Owl

Winking Owl

A Poem by Amanda Dawn Sanderson-Greer

Searching for answers, all over the land.
Trudging through deserts, through lots of sand.
Finding nothing useful that is left here for you.
Making it hard to figure out what you need to do.
But then you noticed...

Resting upon a cactus, out of place perched an owl.
He let out a screech, a screech that was quite loud.
Smiling down upon you, leaning in to take a look.
He gave you a wink, which made you think...
that that had never happened, not in any book...

The winking owl of wisdom was there to answer you,
but being as you were, you didn't know what to do.
It's hard to believe in something that was never told,
but nothing is impossible, not even the toughest load.
A burden is great and heavy for you to carry,
but your heart from God should not be buried.
Thinking beyond what you've always heard,
brings in the answers through God's words.

You may not want to believe, and that sir is okay,
but once you feel it inside you, you can make it go away.
The happiness that it brings you, the peace in your heart.
Showing that dear God, does do His part.
Ask the man for blessings, and to you He shall bring.
All things and  every thing in between.
He is a man of promise, does not go back on His word.
So this is why you should trust Him, He is what I prefer.

I have been in a hole, just as you are now.
Bringing in suicidal thoughts, like a gunning firing 'POW!'.
But once I let my angel show me what He could do,
I was very thankful, speaking out to Him with 'I love you.'.
And all it took was a winking owl, no one knew the truth.
But then one day you set out and... 'POOF!'. 

© 2012 Amanda Dawn Sanderson-Greer

Author's Note

Amanda Dawn Sanderson-Greer
To all those amazing poets that I do love, but mainly for OT (and Crowley) because he said 'Poetry loves you'... so here I am. -- EDITING

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Wow! This is a great poem! The imagery stands out clearly in the reader's mind and your theme and story line were both amazing! Keep writing!

Posted 9 Years Ago

You know you might become a proper/ published poet one day.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Salvation begins with faith... very inspirational and deeply spiritual.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wow. This is an amazing poem. I love it. It's very imaginative and unique- a breath of fresh air, really. Kudos to you. Keep up the good work. :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I liked this quite a bit! Although in the second line of the first stanza, perhaps find a different word than lots? I feel like that word is so, kiddish. Beyond that nice write :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

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what a touching and uplifting's relationships that feed our imagination, and help us to grow..lovely work

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is absolutely amazing work sweety! You took me through several paths of thought with this...stunning work!
Makes the reader dwell on life you know....brilliant piece love!

Posted 11 Years Ago

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what a great tale. could easily be adapted into a childrens book. so glad i stumbled upon you and this piece!

Posted 11 Years Ago

Had a Dr Sues rhythm to it, well for me it did, so I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and that last stanza way kewl... not bad for a chick who dont like writing prose

ps not blue text next time hurts my eyes , gee Im a sook lol

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on July 10, 2011
Last Updated on October 29, 2012


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