Eyes of the Forest
Within the embrace of ancient trees, I dwell. My plumage, crimson, catching the dappled sunlight through the leaves. My eyes are my greatest gift, with the ability to discern the smallest details, a talent that has earned me the whispered stories and reverence of the creatures that call this place home. I have taken on the role of its silent guardian. I watch over my fellow inhabitants, my keen senses alerting me to approaching danger. Seasons come and go, and time marches on, but I endure. I am more than just a bird; I am a symbol of hope and inspiration. In the darkest of times, I remind them that there is always someone watching over them, someone who sees the beauty in every leaf hears the whispers of the wind, and feels the heartbeat of the forest.
~ Robert David Atkinson