Love lies bleeding from my eyes
As hot tears fall upon downy feathers
I hold you close to my beating heart
This hollow body light as air
Your magnificent soul no longer there
And though my whole being aches
With the pain you must have felt
I know you are at peace
Flying somewhere high
Chasing vibrant rainbows
In the vast turquoise sky
©2020 Linda Lee Lyberg
Author’s Note: For those of you new to my site, Bella was a Great Horned Owl who had been coming to my yard for 6 days. There are several posts about her visits. Yesterday, I found her lying face down with her wings spread. I am devastated over her death, but at the same time honored she chose to honor me with her presence.
Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories.
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com
and on her Amazon Author Page