Tiny Little Junco by Balisha
Early in the morning.. on this October day..
An email from a friend...she just had this to say.
"I win the contest...I see a bird and Junco is his name"..
We have a contest every year to see who wins this game.
We've done this many years.. in fact...her mom was first to play..
She entertained herself by watching birds most everyday.
Our favorite is the Junco...he stays all winter long.
He cleans up on the ground and sings a tiny song.
Oh little bird.. please tell me...is winter far away?
Our trees are full of color now..and everything's so gay.
Do you really love the snow...tell me truth be told..
Would you rather have it warm than bitter, bitter, cold?
It seems to me your feet would freeze with snow that's on the ground..
Yet, when I look at you..just happiness is found.
So, I guess you love the cold and I'll just have to say..
Come visit us for seed on cold December days.
We'll watch you through the winter...through storms and snow so high..
In spring we'll watch for you to leave...but never say goodbye.
We know that you'll be back and watch for you each fall..
Our favorite winter bird...so very, very, small.