I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
I would flee far away
and stay in the desert;
I would hurry to my place of shelter,
far from the tempest and storm.”
Little birdie on the fence
perched precariously against the wind
I’m so blessed to hear you sing
you trill your song so beautifully.
How I wish I could be just like you
brave enough to let the howling wind
carry me away with its own strong wings…
Suddenly, you dropped out of sight
I thought you were gone, I was terrified,
you beat your wings against the current
stood strong upon wrought iron once more
cocked your head at me, as if to say,
(maybe even with a smirk upon your beak)
“I’m stronger than you took me for.”
©1 April 2023
April is National Poetry Month! The end of March and beginning of April are so busy for me, I often forget to participate in writing poetry during this month. So, here is my first offering. I was sitting in my car, eating lunch, when this little bird joined me and I just had to take a few pictures. She’s the inspiration for this poem. I hope it lifts your spirits and gives you a bit of hope.Or, maybe just give you a smile or two.
From My Heart to Yours,