~ The Red Hawk ~
I soar with
my brothers the eagle and the falcon and the
My wisdom is strong and willing and my powers
they all know.
Unlike my brothers my powers are God given
greater for my use,
I defend my family with my life and will
accept no abuse.
I differ from my brothers with my vision
nocturnal and more clear,
I can maneuver in so many places that they
seem to often fear.
My mate is permanent I am male the smallest of
My young will never be abandoned I will starve
to see them eat.
My colors are red to camouflage me in my
For I am a hunter on the wing both day
I take only what my family needs to survive,
To over hunt my terrain would be foolish and
then I would die.
Some day you may see one of my kind hovering
over your sky,
My range is large I live in many states
and placed second by all.
Now I am protected and sanctioned as state
bird in many states,
Who am I? I am the Red Hawk let there be
© 2004 used with permission