Birds sing their way
into the world each morning.
They greet the sunrise
with their happy chatter.
Hidden in bushes and brambles,
they twit and tweet for all they’re worth!
What a RACKET they make!
How can they be such
cheerful early-morning risers?
Are they reciting their “To Do” list
or just so happy to welcome the sun?
Is this some ancient rite with hidden meaning?
It makes me smile;
it makes me feel good inside.
Birds sing themselves to sleep
with sweet lullabies of twilight
as day fades into night.
They twit and tweet
with the same enthusiasm
they had upon waking.
Are they checking to make sure
friends and family are tucked in safely?
That a youngster is not breaking curfew?
Or are they simply sharing
bits of gossip from a busy day?
Birds sing their way into twilight times,
reminding us to be joyful:
celebrate each new day
with a song in our heart.
Our world, a better place, with their song!