The Cardinal

The cardinal was singing

sitting on the tree branches

a series of events

caused his previous home to be in ashes

A strike of lightening

causing a great fire

destruction with smoke and heat

conditions were dire

Not going far

was normally the heuristic

but he did not want

to become a statistic

Bursting with enthusiasm

and incredible health

he left the forest

in search of wealth

Flying for miles

in an instant he saw the place

filled with trees and berries

so joyful he could hardly wait

In the tree

there is a new nest

comfortable and safe

he takes a brief rest

In the spring

having found a mate

little birds are chirping

life is great

Sitting upon the tree

singing songs of praise

the cardinal is happy

living out his days

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce


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