20 years on
20 years ago, a home was made,
Welcoming, filled with care and compassion,
Created for those whose love had feathers,
for those whose feathered angels were their passion.
Our home was filled with avian heartbeats,
Human laughter at feathery antics filled the air,
Through good times, sad times, love and loss,
This home was where we found hope and care.
Many have entered, and sadly, many have left,
Some crossed the bridge to join those gone before,
Others await their time, their little ones are gone,
Who felt they didn't need this home any more.
Yet, The light is on, the door is open,
We few who remain will welcome with arms open wide,
All who share a love for feathered angels,
For as long as they wish in our home to abide.
20 years on, this home still remains
Little birdie talons still hold us firm and fast
Humans still laugh at feathery antics,
and love still makes this a home that will last.
On this 20th Anniversary we gather to honor
Those who made this home, so long ago
and those who have left us, may their love shine down
And bathe us with a gentle, healing glow.
We honor too, those who still reside
Who always have a welcome for all who come
You have made this place such a haven
You have made this place a loving home.
Wherever you are, wherever you go,
This is what I hope you will know
You're the light that shines bright
In even the darkest night
Thank you, Tiel Chat, and all who have graced this place with your gentle presence
and shared your love of birds, and compassion for eachother.
May we be here, 20 years more, for all who have need of us.
Happy 20th Anniversary!