via Daily Prompt: Swallow


The swallow soars and glides
A small, unintrusive, little bird
They are aerial feeders
Or at least that’s what I’ve heard.

I had a small farm once with two barns
And a chicken coup
I often watched them fly by
They were quick and they were cute.

British sailors often got tattoos depicting swallows
Sometimes six or maybe even seven
They believe that if they died
The swallows would carry their souls to heaven.

The swallows are also known
For devouring lots of bugs and mosquitoes
Gnats and flies and other insects
They swoop down, fly thru the air… as fast as a torpedo.

The swallows consume so many bugs
As many as eight hundred and fifty in a day
Guess they are a benefit
Considered better than bug spray.

I love the simple swallows
They make me think of summer
They’re quick like hummingbirds
Though their wings don’t make a flutter.

Summer breezes, clean fresh air
They fill the sky, a welcomed sight
I long to see them fly
Bringing me such pure delight.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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