Where Eagles Fly

 Poem read at dedication ceremony on May 3, 2002

Where Eagles Fly

By Helen E. Payne Spencer, Cherokee


The coolness of the mountains

And the deepness of the sea,

The blueness of the sky,

The eagles fly – they do not flee.


The long amber grasses

Floating in the breeze,

The smell of sweet flowers

Are just thoughts inside of me.


Where people never venture,

That’s where eagles fly.

On top of purple mountains

You can hear their shrieking cry.


In the mountains are their nests

Hidden from the prey.

They won’t be fools or victims

Or fall along the way.


They fight for life,

These large, strong birds.

They won’t let it pass them by.

Examples in our life should be

To fly where eagles fly.

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