Cedar Key 4/25/04OWEN, THE BIRDMAN
Pelicans, Egrets, Night Herons , too,
all of these are part of you.
Owen, the birdman, friend of fowl,
Why do some folks look and scowl?
Those who know you love you so.
Those who don't can't even show
consideration or compassion.
I can't understand folk of this fashion.
For God put all of us on earth
to learn about each other's worth.
For mankind won't survive without
all of the animals about.
I'm glad this world has some good souls
to be, for our children, model roles.
There should be more of us like you---
Owen, the birdman, kind and true.
Written by Joy, Cedar Key, Florida 2003