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Little Sparrow

Did you ever see a little sparrow looking sad?
Worried over another day that made him mad?
Did you ever see one wearing a fearsome frown
As if he had problems that were weighing him down?
No, of course not, sparrows always look so well,
Although they lead a simple life, they enjoy it, you can tell.
He’s content with the basics: a shelter overhead;
A drink of water and a small piece of bread.
A dust-bath to keep his feathers looking neat;
A simple nest in a tree to make his life complete.

Did you ever see a sparrow look at us as if wondering why
We worry so much about life, and often sigh and cry?
Perhaps he’s thinking he’s glad he isn’t like us
Who complain about life, and are often seen to fuss.
We carry on such busy lives that it seems there’s no time to spare
For us to take a rest and enjoy the fresh country air.
Wrapped up in anxieties about what money didn’t buy
We often forget to smile, and thank Him up on high.
But, the little sparrow wakes us with his song each morn,
He daily thanks his Maker that he has been born.

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  1. Date: 8/29/2011 1:17:00 PM
    Enjoyed this piece. Valuable lesson on how to look at life. Best wishes Em :)

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 1:04:00 PM
    What a wonderful start to my weekend reading your wonderful poetry Paul. Thank you for sharing your writing. Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. Love, Carol