By Beverly Benner Ogle

Let me tell you of a Journey
About to begin from the ocean where Salmon swim around
Restlessly they wait to begin
A trek back to their Native Spawning Ground

Their Journey has many dangers
as Salmon swim up Creek, River and Stream
Struggling the whole way
to fulfill a part in life’s little scheme

Many battle to make this journey
Knowing they won’t live to make it twice
they leave an example for posterity
one of the ultimate self sacrifice

Now they swim upon these rivers
going against the currents, man and bear
Little brothers & sisters testing all the odds
to replenish the land and do their share

So as the season starts to begin
let’s offer a prayer for our brother and sister the Salmon
Without whose selfless contribution
the people and culture would feel the pain of famine

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email