The winter day was very cold...the storm blew through the night..
The weather forecast was so dire..it gave us both a fright.
Inside the house was cozy warm..we looked for things to do..
Outside the wind was howling.. and it was snowing too.
Knitting, reading, watched TV, while sitting by the fire..
We both were hungry for a snack..popcorn was our desire.
The popping corn, the melting butter, a bowl for us to share..
We ate our fill and went to bed and left the bowl right there.
The morning wind awakened us...it was so very cold..
The little birds need so much food.. is what we've both been told.
I filled the feeder without delay with hair and bathrobe blowing..
The door I opened and jumped inside.. while outside it was snowing.
When inside my cozy house I came.. and ate a breakfast warm..
I looked at birds just shivering so.. throughout the morning storm.
I went to toss the popcorn out... and a thought came in my head..
Would birdies like to share our treat.. is what the voices said.
I dressed in boots, with mittens on, and took the birds my treat..
I tossed the popcorn on the shelf.. and watched a junco sweet.
He cocked his little head.. and went to the feeder wary..
He jumped away with fright...what was this food so scarey?
He checked it out again.. and moved a piece around..
Some pieces blew and frightened him.. they landed on the ground.
He didn't give up... this bird so brave..he wanted just to eat..
He just got up his courage.. and jumped on his two feet.
He landed in the strange new food.. and then he took a bite..
It was delicious...he looked at me...and ate with such delight.
I watched him call his friends..the cardinal and the jay..
They shared a meal together.. on this the coldest day.
So if you're eating popcorn.. will you save a kernel or two..
Some little friends will love a treat..will you give them just a few?