Painted, Tainted Eggs

There were six eggs in the nest
But one was on the outskirts
The other eggs hatched
They all flew away
Except one
Not all eggs thrive
We need rebirth from another source
Christ’s cross…what an anomaly!


I observed this a few years back when the birds built their nest in my flowering plant. A quadrille using the word “egg”.



About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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24 Responses to Painted, Tainted Eggs

  1. Indeed… the nest will always have those that never hatch… Nature has its ways.

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  2. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    how charming – life’s lesson in your nest – topped off with that perfectly correct anomalous ending

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  3. kim881 says:

    I like the rhyming tile, Mary, and the way your Quadrille unfolds as an anecdotal poem. The line ‘Not all eggs thrive’ is powerful.

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Rebirth must come from another source.

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  5. Not all eggs hatch and most of the fledglings die too. Life is sad, but the cycle continues.

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  6. I read this as the neglected egg being the one that didn’t hatch, that maybe we only “hatch” the things we pay attention to – and we can choose whether we pay attention or not, so we can hatch love and kindess, or not.

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  7. sanaarizvi says:

    Not all eggs thrive … sigh.. this strongly reminds me of nature’s law.. survival of the fittest.

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  8. Jo Aylard says:

    I feel for the poor little egg that didn’t survive! Sadness mixed with hope in your piece – lovely!

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  9. Waltermarks says:

    Makes us all feel sorry for that little bird. I’m glad we have a better option

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  10. Life can be harsh as well as healing but it does go on.

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  11. Grace says:

    Sadly not all eggs hatched and sometimes the mother let nature decide its fate ~ We need rebirth from another source!

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  12. Truedessa says:

    It is sad that sometimes an egg does not hatch.

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  13. rothpoetry says:

    New Life from another source…. the story of faith! Well Done!

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  14. mhmp77 says:


    They all flew away
    Except one
    Not all eggs thrive

    There is always an exception to the rule. Perhaps to ensure the survival of the fittest. Thoughtful take Mary!


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  15. lillian says:

    Perfect poem for the Easter season!

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  16. ‘Not all eggs thrive’ – a well placed line. Don’t know why, but I thought of the story, The Ugly Duckling.


  17. Mish says:

    I do agree that “Not all eggs thrive” is a powerful line. Nature’s mysteries… least to us.


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