The little bird laying on the ground
its wing broken and distorted.
If only this little bird could fly high again
above the clear, vast blue sky.
A kind soul picked up the bird, carried
him home and set about fixing his
He named the little bird Perseus, from
Greek mythology. The kind man wanted
Perseus to soar above the clouds again.
The scared bird didn’t trust the man
trying to mend his broken wing.
After a few days of trial and error, little
Perseus was beginning to trust this
human, who treated him with kindness.
His frail wing was finally mended and
the man was hesitant to try and release
him back outside to fly away. He had
come to care for this little creature.
The day of release was bittersweet,
Perseus looked at the man, looked
towards freedom he had always known.
He finally took off and flew in the big oak
tree in the front yard. The kind man had
tears in his eyes for several reasons.
He would miss his little patient that he
had come to rely on for companionship.
He would miss this sweet little bird for
he had taught him a few lessons too.
He knew if this little bird could trust
a human and go back out in the world
again, he realized so could he.
For he had withdrew from society years
ago in fear, only keeping to himself.
Little Perseus looked back one last time
at the man who had saved his life.
It was fate that drew them together that
day, for each needing the other.
Perseus, the little robin, flew high above
the sky without a worry on his mind.
The man watched him and realized if
this small creature could trust, then he
could also do this.
Fate has a way of bringing about change,
sometimes it’s the smallest acts that
have the biggest impact on our lives.
Little Perseus visited every so often
never forgetting the human who saved
his life and taught him to trust.
The human had changed too, he had the
courage to believe in the good of the
World again. He too, had learned to trust.
On that miraculous day, something
magical took place between a lost soul
and a little hurt robin. Two souls found
something they never expected-trust.