Ghost Flock

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Last night I was sleeping when I woke with a start.....
To the sounds of macaws....be still my heart!!!
I ran to the bird room....my flock was all there.....
Only Hawkeye awoke and gave me a stare...
Could I have dreamt this??? it sounded so real....
No....I heard them again...one gave a loud squeal....
I ran to the window and looked to the glen....
Macaws in the moonlight!!! I wasn't dreaming then...
A flock of macaws outside in the night.......
And I recognized some as the group took flight.....
Brandi and Kismet took the lead.....
Milo trailed behind...but gathered speed!!!
Ara's baby was there.. and Tequila's too.....
My eyes filled with tears...I knew this crew.....
The ghost flock soared against the full moon......
The night was shattered by a loud macaw "tune"...
"We fly again, we feel no pain.......
We enjoy the sunlight...we play in the rain....
We watch over our people...we feel their sorrow.....
But we will meet again....if not today....tomorrow....
We live in a world where nothing goes wrong.....
We are the ghost flock and this is our song..."
"Others join our flock.....here they find peace...
And sometimes one leaves...but our worries cease.....
We know what has happened....the bridge has been crossed.....
The one joy we missed no longer is lost.."
"A macaw and its person are together at last.....
And the sorrows of earth are a thing of the past"

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