Resurrection is believable
Ivory billed woodpecker
Thought extinct for a good long while
After seventy years, seen in Arkansas
Image caught on film, its vocal call recorded
Better proof than gospels by Council ordered
Will we deny what we both can see and hear
While we study the Book and learn sin to fear
Walking on water is filmed there to see
But nowhere close to a sea called Galilee
Its not recorded in the Holy Word
Water walking was done by a bird
The Western Grebes in many states
Walk on water with their lifelong mates
They churn their feet and spread their wings
Proof of the story in the Holy Book; not a thing

Author: Walter Birdwell

Born in Missouri in 1942, Walter Birdwell graduated from the University of Missouri in 1964 with a BA in creative writing. Immediately enlisted in the US army to avoid the draft and was in the US army from 1964 to 1967. Married Yolanda Garza a month after discharge from the Army and have been married forty-five years. Walter is a progressive political activist and has been for about fifty years and a follower of Pagan religious tradition for about twenty years. Have previously published newspaper articles in The Southern Patriot and the New York City Guardian newspapers (both defunct progressive newspapers) in the 1970s and have recently published articles in The Missouri Chigger, an Ozark area magazine, and the Brownsville Herald. Enjoys writing, sculpture, hunting, fishing, hiking, birdwatching, reading, traveling, and all outdoor activities.


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2 Responses to Resurrection is Believable

  1. Eugene "Gene"Novogrodsky says:

    …my, how well he writes; in fact, many of the recent Writers of the Rio Grande pieces have been thoughtful, deep, meaningful ….

    Maybe in the late fall, all who have contributed can get together and read aloud to each other …informally ….

    paz pan salud to all as once more war folk threaten/position …. As for those – usually civilians, women, kids, the elderly, who bear the fallout from war, tough luck for them!

  2. Walter Birdwell says:

    Thank You, Gene

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