Wild Geese Flying



A wonderfully noisy flock suddenly somewhere up in the sky

He runs around the house to the front

Memory of Mchugh singing “Jimmy’s Song”,

Oh!  The majesty of a flock of wild geese in flight

Up from the nearby large creek

Loud, boisterous calls echo throughout the air

At least a hundred, maybe two.

He later sits and meditates quietly

Songs of the youthful sixties play  in the background on Sirius,

Old friends in his youth, even earlier rise up-

Mary who beat him, the budding athlete, in a foot race

As the 6th grade class cheered on,

Gayla, a striking blond with a sensitive spirit, who held on tightly  during

A clumsy, reckless motorcycle try,

Marie with a gradeschool crush that taunted

Long before any female attraction blossomed

Twenty years later some of that look still in her eyes,

Athlete friends, fraternity friends and military friends,

Then Dorsey who spoke of Jesus one night, as the only lasting friend

On a day of unnatural thirst and hunger

When his heart and spirit first heard, his mind finally understood;

A prayer of thanksgiving offered for the flock of God’s love

All who grace his path,

And now Carol, a wife who truly loves me.


*Merry Christmas 2012



About Gary Bertnick

I was a Minnesota teenager in the late 1960's. I was drafted into the military after an intense time at an engineering school. As a graduate chemical engineer and former athlete, I became a Marine Corps private. The Lord spoke to me through a friend while visiting Rapid City,S.D. My true discipleship began in Southern California and was boosted through association with Morris Cerullo Ministry and others. I fed upon the Scriptures and have learned to be led by the Holy Spirit. I know what the fear of the Lord is. What I write is done to honor the Lord and to touch the lives of those who know Him as well as those who should.
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