Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Eagle--By Christine Tate--United States

The Eagle

The eagle flies solo,
it soars with wings on high;
with keen eyes and great ease
it dominates the sky.

Lord, way above the turmoil
beyond the tallest trees,
like the eagle grant me wings
to soar o'er raging seas!

Sharpen my five senses
and my spiritual eyes,
so as the mighty eagle
I too can quick arise.

Keep me on course Lord
despite the winds that blow,
and help me glide peacefully
wherever I may go!

Christine Tate has been writing since 1994. She's the mother of  3 sons and has 8 grandchildren. She was widowed in 2007 and met her husband Artie, a widower with 6 children & 12 grandchildren, in a nursing facility where their mothers resided. They've been happily married 4 1/2 years. They describe their meeting as "God's divine appt." because of their faith, and the fact that they swore they'd never marry again.


  1. Hi Christine. What a beautiful and inspiring poem. I love eagles. They are such amazing birds to behold. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. Thank you Maurice for your lovely comment. Eagles teach us much about faith! God bless you, Chris~

  2. Chris... Yours is a wonderful, uplifting petition.
    Great poem, as well. :)

    1. Hi Michael, Thank you for taking the time to keave your encouraging comment. I do appreciate it. Best wishes, Chris~

  3. This is such a precious and lovely prayer. Eagles seem so majestic and amazingly regal. Your poem is so inspirational! Sheri

    1. Thank you Sheri. Eagles can teach us lessons in faith. Thank you for your lovely comment, it's appreciated! Best wishes to you, Chris~

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    1. Thank you Jack for taking the time read my poem & leave your lovely comment. Best wishes, Chris~

  5. This poem is such an inspiration. It brings out great facets of faith. I appreciate your humble words, and such beauty!

    1. Hi Rusty...Thank you so much for your encouraging comment. I'm glad you received the message of faith it was meant to convey. Best wishes, Chris~

  6. We now have eagles coming back to our area. And every once in a while, I'll catch a glimpse of one soaring so high, almost beyond what my eyes can see. And they always remind me of Isaiah 40:31. Your wonderful poem has done the same. Inspiring me to find that place where I can soar under the shadow of His wings. Blessings, Chris!

  7. Thanks Lisa...Appreciate your comment as I appreciate your inspiring poetry. Together let us soar under the shadow of His wings! AMEN!! God bless you my friend!

  8. Dear Christine,

    A lovely, inspiring poem you have penned here. Great imagery using the eagle to express the spirit that resides in you. A joy to read!