Two Cardinals


Undulating, I flew through the air

Prattling and absorbing the secrets of the breeze

Contented and in compliance with the treaty of life

Until I stumbled and went head over heels

One fine day it was

While Foraging I heard moans of despair

My soft heart started melting

As I saw a survivor of hawk attack hiding and fighting for breath

For as long as I can remember being in delusion

My alter ego swayed and lingered with me

Together we dwelled building our roost

Singing our hearts out until the daylight waned

There was a nip in the air, overcast sky

As the chilly winds started to blow by

I opened my eyes to see you nowhere

My frantic search led me to now here

I sang for hours and waited for an echo

As Countless dawns and dusks swept by

Then, unforeseen, you flashed like a bolt in the blue

Happily singing with other beaks in your demesne

I don’t have any answer to your caprice

Just to forgive you for being a chimera, let you disappear like you never were

And when I see those little heads rising from my den

I find hope, reason and a carpet of life stretched out to live and love.

Β© Samreen Asad 2020

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173 replies on “Two Cardinals”

Beautiful poem. It is really nice to see in the morning the birds chirping. Flying in the sky.
Birds r also desperately waiting for the sun to rise. Beautiful pics of colorful birds.πŸ‘πŸ’—πŸŒΉ

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Oh you are so right, I didn’t think of it, it really does, I heard it just now after so many years πŸ˜€
By the way, I didn’t know you know hindi/urdu, you are from India/Pakistan?? If I may ask. 😊

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What beautiful words you used to deliver this beautiful and loving poem. I found my heart beating with the hawk overheard. When my cats were kittens I worried about them in the trees swooping down on them. I loved the little birds with new life and love to share. Lovely delivery of your words and heart! β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβœ¨πŸ‘πŸ‘ Cindy

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Oh thank you so so much Cindy for your lovely words of appreciation❀️❀️❀️ it really means a lot to get kind words of encouragement from the ones we admire. πŸ€— Hawks are truly scary creatures and yes, those little ones are really cute. In fact, little ones of any species always inspire you to live and love. 😊
Once again, thank you very much Cindy, loads of love and hugsβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—
Have a lovely weekendπŸ’–πŸŒΌπŸŒ·πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜

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You are so welcome Samreen, it is well deserved! They sure are and it’s so true!!! The little ones are so cute. Have wonderful weekend as well! xoxo ❀️❀️✨✨✨❀️ ✨✨ Cindy

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Hi my dear, may be a glitch, 😊I so did 😘😍 well, who doesn’t πŸ˜€ lots of love to you backπŸ€—πŸ€—β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβœ¨βœ¨βœ¨βœ¨πŸŒ·πŸŒΌ

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Samreen’s the best
heart of Gold
Sleep tight tonight dear friend.


I was playing with a Elfchen Chuck taught me from the reluctant poet.. ❀️✨
tap 3 times, write 3 words, do it again and then tap 5 and write 5 lines. I like this idea! ❀️ what do you think?

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I think.. πŸ€—

Friends are many
Near yet far
Dear Cindy close to heartβ€οΈπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Heart so pure
Reflects thy thoughts
Beautiful like a shining starβœ¨πŸŒŸβ€οΈπŸ˜€

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You are sweet
My dear Cindy
Equally happy to know youβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€—πŸ€—

Aptly you said
Distance doesn’t matter
When hearts beats in rhythm πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ€—

Wow, Now you taught me Elfchen Cindy,πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ thank you so much ❀️😍😘😘😘


Always A Question of Unconditional
Love Will We Rather See Our Loved
One In Harms way Or Go Away For

Another Love

For What

Is Love




Or Give and Take

With Nothing Left to

Give When Storms

Come Too Strong

For Wings


Fly Anymore…

Smiles Samreen…

Love Is A Challenge

Yet Rewards Do Stay

As Long As There are Other Birds to Feed…

Really How Could i ever Really Complain that

Our Father Left Us before the Age of 4 Before i could

Even Speak Then For Another Wife Who Would Rather

Work and Make Him Money Than Stay Home to
Nurture Children For His only Wish to Become Rich…


i Am


So There is
Nothing to Complain
About How i come to Be Now…

Lest We See Less than This

Gift of Breath Now As Home..:)

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I always so appreciate and wait for your lovely and insightful words Fred, am really sorry to hear that you went through that phase and how your mother would have had felt but i suppose things or people vacate only to create a space for some much better person to fit in because the former person was never meant to be in your life. 😊
Smiles Fred😊, as that led you to become who you are. πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚
Thank you so much always for visiting and leaving your beautiful positive words 🌷🌻🌼

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SMiLes Dear Samreen You Are Very Wise Indeed And Timeless
Also As Your Story of Two Cardinals Aptly Describes
An Origin of the Celebrated Human Hero Archetype…
Truly A Source of Most All Religions
At Essence too For Human
to Become Warrior Lover
Mentor Role Model
Standing Tall
DarK NoW
Never NoW
Cynical oF LiGHT
By Synchronicity
A Facebook Memory
Yesterday of me at 3 Before
i Spoke at 4 Yet then Diagnosed on
the Autism Spectrum Until 44 Years
Later as there was no Diagnosis for That Challenge
Then in Form and Essence of Asperger’s Syndrome too…
The Silent Child
Then Smiling
With a
Toy Shiny
Truly Fully Sized
Revolver in my Hand
After Church With A Red Bow tie…

For It’s True There are Bright Red Cardinals
That No Female Cardinal Will Miss.. as My Mother
Worked in the Court House in the Early Years of my
Father Warrior in the Military And Law Enforcement too…

For His Path of Life for 46 Years not everyone is cut for

Either my FRiEnD as All Human Natures Serve All

Looking His Way Half Shaven And Rugged With Eyes
As Green As Shallow Clear Oceans She Told Us She FELT
Whoever is Married to Him Must Be the Luckiest Woman in the World

Love at First Glance
As ‘They’ Dance and
Sing No Different than
The Female Cardinal Seeing
the Brightest Red of the Cardinal of the Year…

Or Who Knows All Time no Time For that is What

The Attraction of Nature Does For Nature Yes God

Always Has Bigger Plans than Human Sees Even

Within Our Minds

Our Deeper Souls

Indeed… Smiles

My Friend


in an Extremely

Toxic Patriarchal Town

Known as A Haven still for the
Kind of Man Donald J Trump Still is
in all that wears no Clothes of Love
to Freely Give and Share With Smiles..

My Father Took the Gun Away and My Mother

Only Left me with a Smile to Survive Truly Naked

in a Desert with No Teeth or Claws to Climb My Way

Out of a Hell off and on for the Next 44 Years and to actually

Escape to Hell for 66 Months with 19 Medical Disorders including

The Worst Pain known to Humankind.. Type Two Trigeminal

Neuralgia Yes Shut-in in my Home From Wake to Sleep no

Drug Would touch that Pain Literally assessed

As worse than the real Torture of
Crucifixion From Wake to

Sleep… smiles for

Every Challenge

in Life

there is a Greater

Ladder to Rise

From Thorns to Flowers RiSinG

RoSE Again.. i had already moved through

‘the smaller’ challenges Like Losing an only

Child and Son at 51 Days where all He experienced

Was Pain.. Never a Smile at all.. Holding Him while he

took His Last Breath i realized Just How Fortunate i was

to be


As A Smile

Even Just one

My Mama Delivered

As Me to Give and

Share with the World

in a place where i was spit

on as boy with long eyelashes

And Called A Girl For Daring to even Smile…

Smiles my Friend in ‘that Place’ of Hell for 66 Months

Not even having a Memory of a Smile worse than the Worst

Pain Known to Humankind indeed all Soul of Love Gone..

Somehow Deep Within God Nature Breathed

Loved Back in my


i returned

but not until

i left every ounce

of Fear Lost And Every

Lie of Culture Spoon-Fed by

The Nature of ‘Those Men’ Without

Enough Strength to Lift the Wings of Love Within…

Indeed Opposites Attract And the Father Who Leaves

is what may


Create a

Hero and

Even a Legend with

Wings Smiles my FRiEnD

As a Public Dancer for 13,990 Miles

for 86 Months Random Strangers Still

Yell Out Their Windows to me ‘Legend’ just

Walking Down the Street But You See

i am ‘Something’ Much Greater

Than ‘Legend’




NoW i am

Human And Love

And indeed one Breath

of Love one Smile is Worth

All the Words and King’s Men in the World…

Fearless Without Love Is Cruel… Love Without Fearless Is Weak

Fearless With Love is the Ingredients of the Father With One And

the Mother With

the Other

For the

Child Who

Eventually Becomes

HiS Own Father and

Mother Best Friend

Gardened As God Nature Does Within…

As AUtistic And ARtistic Hold Hands for AltTRUiSTiC

aS A Difference Between i Am Becomes RU And UR Fearless

Love With Enough Shoes Worn to Have Empathy, Sympathy,

And Compassion

For ALL Always


Do Least
Harm With or Without
A Story Singing to Breathe too my FRiEnD…

A Dance of Fearless

Love Counts Most

It’s True

For Most

People have

No Clue Still in

Trump Town USA

What my Song Even Breathes Alive Now…

Location Location Location For God




God Breathes
US Most as Love or Not…

Oops i didn’t finish a Salient

Part of the Love Story my Father

Asked my Mother to Marry Him on the

Second Date at closer to 28 She Felt

She Was Getting Older and Better

Say Yes Quick After

That He


Spoke a

Word for the 3 Years
they were married

And His Twin Brother

Never Spoke a Word to

my Mother At all it wasn’t

Until i started Working For the

Military After Getting Married

23 Laters as Decades i rarely

had a Word for my Wife

Getting Diagnosed

With Asperger’s

Syndrome to realize

i was really not that much

Different than my Father for by

Then Love was a Barely Breathing Story in my Soul…

How Fortunate

i am to


Resurrected this
Way my FRiEnD…

Smiles i wanna see

This Barely Breathing Story

Gifted for Real to Others too..

It’s Hard Work But once You are a Devil

In Hell and Are Recruited Out of HeLL And

With For Giving Thanks Giving Love Again no ‘Job’ is too small

in the

other place now

For This Flame Comes

From Hell And Breathes in

Heaven now For Real

‘The Child’ in


The SMiLes i Am i Breathe…

i am Not Alone NoW No Matter Who
Leaves God Breathes ALiVE iN me i am LoVE ALLONE NoW

Yet this Gift is Always a Dance on A Tight Rope Going up.. THere are

No Free Rides in Heaven NoW my FRiEnD Always Another Dance And Song to Play…

Very Rarely Does Anyone Thank me for my Words Even More Rarely am i Welcomed

into Anyone’s

Home It’s

True i Bring

A Gift too Big
for Most to See my FRiEnD…

So Much Bigger Than Just a 3, a 4 or 5 Letter Word…

Just the Nature of All i ‘See.. inDeed a 6 Letter Word And More…

Thanks for the Privilege of JusT ALLoWinG me to Give And Share

For Giving Thanks Giving is Just A Natural Way i Fly rarely landing my FRiEnD..:)

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Ohh I have so much to say to you Fred but really do not know how and where to start with. You are truly an inspiration and such a positive person to look up to. Life is so harsh many a times, we fall down and do not find a way forward begin to think this is the end but people like you make us believe that it’s the beginning of a new tomorrow. It’s just requires a lot of patience, faith and belief in The Almighty that things will be fine, behind the clouds there is always the sun hiding.
I am so sorry for your son’s loss, I truly wonder how strong you are or shouldn’t I say how strong life has made you to bear so much and come out from it being a “human” in its true sense.
Thank you so much for sharing your life story with me Fred and making me believe nothing is impossible.
Smiles dear friend 😊😊😊🌼🌻🌷
Have a lovely week ahead 🌟✨

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Since you are so good in poetry & has a very strong inclination to it …I request you to write a poem on the bond of love between human & animal… πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜€β˜ΊοΈβ˜ΊοΈπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜Š

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SMiLes my FRiEnD Samreen.. The Day Before Your
Poem My Sister Who Lives Next Door Who is Also
Retired From Working With The Federal Government..
Additionally… Who Is Diagnosed With Asperger’s Syndrome
Doesn’t Write, Sing, Or Dance She
Does Photography and
Gifted me
With a Photo
Of A Female Cardinal
In Her Backyard Beautiful
Indeed We LiVE iN the Forest
As Our BackYards Are Forest
Blessings of So Many Flowers
Wild Life And Generally Nature
Set Free Nature Set Free Just to Be
Where the Gift of Life Is All the Present Now…
When i was a Child Life Was A Story i Narrated
With So Many Connections Like Magic Among the
Folks i Interacted with then.. Even though i never Said
Much.. i just did not have anyway to get it all out then..

So Much Coming in Always
So Much Coming in Always

Just no Way to Get it all out
And Smiles Now i Do for All
Through College and Work
Eventually i lost a Story of my Life
the Narrator Went Cold the Deeper Voice
Within Beyond All Reason What Drives All as Art
Love For Life The Flame the Faith Breathing Within

Just Breathing Alive
on ItS own as This Voice
Rises Reaping to Surface From our
Subconscious Mind Speaking so Much
Deeper in Holy and Creative Spirit Way…

Smiles… Intuitively i Feel With 100 Percent Faith
That God’s Mind is A Story We aRe aLL Connecting
to NoW And iNdeed Part of All As God True As Well…

We may Get Disconnected Sort of Like When the Broadest
Band Goes Out in Internet Access hehe.. but the Connection
When Lit is Clear Within This Deeper Flame Lit Where All in Life
is Poem of Dance And Song ToGeTHeR Never Separating From God’s Story

No Random All Meaning

And Purpose We

All Co-Create





Smiles my

FRiEnD i have
the Propensity to go down
A Road of Mechanical Cognition
And Become Practically A Machine
As in Decades Before as the Work i did
became increasingly Computer Orientated

Yes… Described As A Computer Brain too…

The Spirit Within Went Out Slowly as Flame
The Vague Feeling of Losing What We Really Cannot
Afford to Lose Yes Our Soul that Connects to All Within
Inside.. Outside.. Above.. So Below All around Particularly
With Each Other Beyond All Time, Distance, Space, And Even

Matter… Now Yes…

It’s Beautiful When one
Comes Upon a Free Spirit
Illuminating Upon the Mysteries
of Life the Faith And The Belief that
Does Make Trees Ever GRoWinG Green
Out of Small Seeds Even When Fall Leaves
Come to Rise Spring Again for Us to Learn

Yes and Clearly See More…

A Best thing of Life is never

Knowing it all always Exploring More

Breath of
God the
Story to
Feel and Sense
In Colors Newer Never

Done Before… NoW

Indeed in this place
Life is Eternally Now

So Difficult not
to wish others
to come


A place
Beyond Most
Folk’s iMaGiNaTioNS

This Inheritance This
Gift only to Be Remembered iN Light Again…

We aRe aLL Seeds And Flowers Living Trees
Indeed Just Connecting to the Vine You Bring

For What i truly
Feel As Divine


There is more
to Sense and Feel
too For THere is no Age
Only Younger When Soul
Evolves Even Lighter now with newer colors…

Hehe.. my Wife’s Nephew Asked me Recently
At 60.. it must be weird and horrible getting old..

my Reply

i only

hope i live

As Old as i Will Grow

To Feel A Younger More Colorful Soul Within..

Perhaps one Day Decades Later He Will Feel and

Sense What i mean…

For True

For Decades

i surely had no

Clue this place Within

Even existed or is Possible to attain in For Giving Thank Giving Free

Yet True there are no instructions the Keys all Breathe Within…

Otherwise Everyone Will Surely Be Hear Now for WHere

FLoWeRS Color Ever more new

Thanks Again

For allowing


To Bring
What Breathes
Within for i never
Know what Word comes next…

Returning to the Words from Where
i’ve Been Before in Life Every Word of
Song Every Step of Dance All Real Miracles to me now…


So Much Perspective…

So Many Shoes Blessed…

From Dark Thru LiGHT…

Yes Connecting to More
Never Ending Story

A Nether


Indeed to ‘See’
Sublime Holy
Creative Spirit

Beauty often Beyond
What the Spoken Word Will Tale…

With God There Are No Farewells…

Only New Beginnings With Never Endings For All of Us iN Unity

NoW No Finishing Always Starting New For Truly Loving God Soul All Nature

Coloring So Beautiful Loving Dearly More Than Any Spoken Words Will Tale..:)

With All That Said

NoW It is So Much



Finally Understanding Deeply iN Part At Least Why

My Elders in Their 90’s Radiantly GLoWeD With SMiLes..

As my Great Aunt Jettie at 94 Said Beaming With Grins

‘i can’t

Wait Until the

Next Adventure’

And That is Precisely

What She Did Still Breathing too.. my FRiEnD..

As You Can and Likely Will See She Never Said Farewell

For in God’s

Story We Give

And Share iNdeed She Still Breathes..

Like All ‘the Others’ Still Loved So Much Seeing in Our Breath…:)


Oh my dear, am so happy and grateful to you for being so kind, your appreciation means a lot. Thank you so much dearest one for such wonderful words. You made my day πŸ˜Šβ€οΈπŸ€— stay blessed dear and have a wonderful day 🌻

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Firstly, thank you soo much for your lovely words Shruti β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ₯° I am so glad you liked it. 😊
Well, secondly, the answer to your question is there’s no inspiration behind itπŸ˜€
Actually, while on a walk i saw birds flying, I was just wondering about them, their life, their love, betrayals as is the case with us humans, is it the same with them. So, this wondering led me to write about them which actually is about us beings (but nowhere related to me) πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

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You’re most welcome 😊

That’s such a beautiful thought process. I always feel as if nature offers us inspiration everyday in every little thing that we come across. We just have to look closely and listen well. Which , you did πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š
Lovely poem!
Have a marvelous day!!!❀️


Sadly so many have lived the sad tale of the the cardinal left behind…Not everyone is honest, steadfast and loyal. Lovely poem Samreen, you know I am crazy for birds, so it really nipped at my heart strings on both levels.. I love how you express yourself in so many forms and styles and tales you weave.. just beautiful once again! MashAllah! ❀️🌸

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Yes, many many of them. You are lucky to find a loyal being in your life😊 Thank you soooo much habeebity for liking the poem, it means so much to me when you visit and leave such kind words. ❀️❀️ Yes, I know how much you love birdsπŸ€—πŸ’– JazakAllah khair dearest KarimaπŸ₯° Hope you are doing well❀️
It’s been quite a while I haven’t visited you, was on a staycation🀩
Am sure I will have some beautiful poems of yours to read😊❀️


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