Chickadee by Jane Rodway

by Jane Rodway

I called out to
my chickadee,
…”Please come back again!
You have a way,
to brighten my day,
and wash away the pain.”

I sang aloud to
my chickadee,
“I love your voice so fine!
It makes me smile,
happy all the while,
so sunny days are mine.”

I whispered softly to
my chickadee
“Please come close, my friend-
I want to see your sweet face,
help bring Spring to this sad place,
a Spring I hope will never end.”

I thought to myself
“My dear Chickadee,
Why do you fly away?
There’s still so much more,
So much more to explore,
On this bright new day!”