The Chakaluka* Story
Chakaluka, you arrived with the changing winds.
You were a glorious sight with splendid fluttering wings.
Too brief was your stay,
but we were blessed to have you pass our way.
I am changed forever and will never be the same.
Your days were full and overflowing,
leaving all around you more alive and glowing,
but alas the winds are ever blowing.
Chakaluka, too ethereal and beautiful were you,
this truth the angels knew,
they longed to once again be with you,
and so we bid adieu.
I wish you could have stayed,
but with no voice and can only now with eternal love say,
Chakaluka, embrace and kiss us once again,
My heart will forever call your name.