Snow Geese

I heard the snow geese flying low last night

The scattered cries of their southbound flight

I searched the darkness but I could not see

The silver wings of the wild snow geese


October storms they have a deadly hold

Two souls lost in the bitter cold

Heavy seas and a gale blew down that sound

I hope they’re flying with the wild geese now


How they endure is a mystery

They leave the tundra, rest upon the sea

Their sky bound trail mapped long before you and me

Passed down in time, for eternity


Loss is like a bitter wind

Blows and hard and mean till you give in

Just like those geese trading places in the sky

There’s a time to lead

There’s a time to fly  - - - - - - - - -fly - - - - - - - - 

© Devon Hanley 2017