A "Backyard" Tale
There was a little birdie who fell out of his nest
Once down upon the ground he tried his very best. . . . .
To flap his wings and fly but he couldn't pass the test!
This sweet little birdie was as innocent as could be
He didn't know the dangers, he didn't know to flee.
He came upon a human who tried to figure what to do
The birdie thought him friendly so he hopped upon his shoe.
He wondered where his Mama was, oh how he missed her so.
He wanted so to see her he just didn't know how to go.
The human tried and tried to think of how to help
And so for his family, he hollered and he yelped.
So they put their heads together and devised a little plan
They would try to "scoop" the birdie up and hold him in the air
And gently toss him towards the sky but he didn't have the flair . . .
To flap his wings and fly, he just wasn't aware.
And now the human family was feeling much despair.
They came to the conclusion that if the birdie couldn't get off the ground
To his nest they would deliver him where he'd be safe and sound.
The birdie sensed their kindness and willingly obliged
He hopped upon the lid and settled in for the ride.
Up upon the ladder the human and birdie went
The birdie trusting all the way while they made the big ascent.
When finally he arrived to the door of his home
The chirping of the other birds let him know he wasn't alone.
He was accepted happily back into his little nest
And once he settled in he'd surely take a rest.
He'd been on a big adventure and come face to face with man
And saw first hand the love of God and how he'd had a plan.
You see, God knows even when the sparrow falls from the tree
So he put the human in his path so he'd help him don't you see?
God surely does love all creatures great and small
And that was why the human was there when the birdie took the fall!
Poem by: Susan P
The human in this "backyard" tale is Mr. P!