My ladybird comes each morning (a poem)

Sometimes, as we wander through our lives, someone crosses our path, and places an indelible mark on our hearts and minds.  For me it is exceedingly rare to have encountered such a deep and lasting friendship, as the one that inspired me to write the following prose.  I wrote this for a dear friend as a surprise birthday present (this is the first poem/prose I have written).  The strange thing is, although we've never met in person, and we live half a world apart..thanks to email, it's as though we are sitting beside one another during our many exchanges.  I hope you enjoy the prose as much as my dear friend did upon first reading it.

Colorful birds (drawing)
Colorful birds (drawing) | Source

My ladybird comes each morning

My ladybird comes each morning
Telling tales of her many exploits
I listen intently to her sweet songs
Sung for my ears only.
I delight at her presence
When she alights at my window
Her playful humour and irreverance
Always lightens my mood


My ladybird has very colourful plumage
Each colour seems to represent
The many sides of her personality.
The yellow is her sunny disposition
Her primary colour.
A mood of blue

though sometimes appears

But soon gives way to the brighter hues
And she sings sweetly once again

Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis)
Blue-throated Macaw (Ara glaucogularis) | Source

She's not content to remain perched

Upon the same branch for too long
Too many interesting branches

to explore.
Always taking in the scene,

and observing,
Understanding the essence of
each branch in turn
Till she flies away
To return for but a few brief moments
Later in the eventide

She's wise to the ways of the world
Of nature, of beauty, of reason
Nothing escapes her purview.
All the while she watches me
She knows my thoughts and moods

Each day I realize my good fortune
To have such a beautiful creature
Grace my space with her presence.
Without expectation,

without judgement.

Cardinal
Cardinal

We laugh, we cry, we share..
our hopes and dreams
our likes, our displeasures.
A mutual appreciation lingers
Long after she makes her exit

Long after our earth lives

have had their turn
A spirit between us both shall remain
Never to be broken.

I won't soon forget my ladybird


Poem and content ©2011 by timorous+. Please quote this source if you wish to reproduce the poem. Thank you.

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Mrs. Spinkler 5 years ago from Maryland

Absolutely loved it.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thanks very much Mrs. Spinkler. I wrote this for (and about) a dear friend..for her birthday. I'm glad you loved it.


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sofs 5 years ago

Wow Tim, this is awesome! The poet in you!!!! And you have had me believe that you don't write poetry. Thank you, Tim.


Su 5 years ago

Wow!! You beat me at it. I could not have done this for my dear wife! Good to see the poet in you come alive albeit a lot of goading from my luv. All the best Tim and may we see many more of these. See ya till the next time I feel like tickling your feet!! Su


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Hi sofs, hi Su. I guess you might say I was somehow compelled by a flash of inspiration. Now that I've got that first one out of the way, I may be similarly inspired to create more. A big thanks to both of you. :)


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Green Lotus 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Lovely tim! It reminds me of my friends in the garden, at the window and of my dear departed indian ringneck. Thanks!


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

The beauty they bring to us is so often taken for granted. Thank for the beautiful words and lovely photos. Loved this poem. :)


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Green Lotus..great to see you again. Birds are wonderful creatures to observe..absolutely. Thanks for reading my poem.

Hi Genna. Beauty indeed, whether it's aviary or human. So glad you enjoyed the poem and photos.


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D.A.L. 5 years ago from Lancashire north west England

Hi love this one you brought the bird to life through your excellent prose. rated up. thanks for sharing.


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timorous 5 years ago from Me to You Author

Thanks D.A.L. I love seeing birds around the house and garden. It really brings a peaceful calm to my day.

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