017 Expectations

17 01 2012

The Emu - flightless bird

The emu stalks warily, a large feathered bird.
I expect it will escape, take flight,
its shadow stretching arrowlike across the land.
Instead, the emu runs as fast as the wind
On strong, lean legs.
Expectations and assumptions.
I look past my useless feathers to find my
unexpected strength.

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4 responses

18 01 2012
Cee Neuner

Gorgeous image!!!

18 01 2012
Gemma Wiseman

Love how the stone turns from a sense of not meeting a standard outwardly, but finding the gift within!

18 01 2012
Inger-M

Our expectations and assumptions often end up surprising us. Glad you found that strength.

18 01 2012
J Cosmo Newbery

Great metaphor.

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