If all birds were songbirds, how dull,
how quiet life would be:
We’d find ourselves yearning for that
noisy mismatched chorale
that echoes our own tune so well,
makes our existence real.
A seagull’s cry, a peacock’s shriek,
the cackling of a crow —
we’d want them back where they belong,
we’d miss their voices so.
Thus if celestial melodies
fill up your soul today
but all you can produce is chirp!
— then smile, and chirp away!
Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)
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