The birds

With spring come disputes. Animals reestablishing territory. Last fall’s frisky grown-ups spawning this spring’s sibling rivalries. From ancient grudge break to new mutiny. Wintry litigation outlasting life.

“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.” – Prov. 18 (KJV)

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By Peter

After stints as a trial lawyer and a church worker, Peter Stephens has settled in as a Virginia high school English teacher. Peter has read several books and poems. He wrote none of the posts below filed under "Passages." Click the link at the end of each post to see it in the context of the author's original post.

3 comments

  1. Your quote from Proverbs is sadly true. Yet in the end we must accept responsibility for our actions, if only because (for the sake of our spirituality) we dare not blame anyone else. And it can be so difficult to keep open the doors in our lives.

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