Meditative and peering thru the window,
I tersely overheard a chirping bird
Whilst I was soaking in woe and sorrow.
He vaulted from one twig to another,
As if performing his one hit wonder.
As I distractedly stared into space.
I heard him spryly iterate a strain,
With such a bracing elegance and grace,
Ostensibly giving his gift free rein.
But as he was hid in a tuft of leaves,
I relished the dulcet recitatives.
He’d unrelentingly come by sunrise
And rehearse his agreeable refrain,
Which I, at long last, came to realize
Was an appeal unmistakably plain.
Whoop it up and live like a feathered friend!
It grieves me seeing you at your wits end.
Ahmed Mehdi is an EFL/ESL high school teacher and a poet. He has been writing regularly since 2006 and has written over a hundred sonnets.