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High within its leafy branches,
nestled close to tree top's breast,
sits a bundle, crafted, woven,
a hand-made home, a tidy nest.
Built with care to house her offspring,
securely set and tightly knit,
the nest will hold her precious cargo
upon which she will, patient, sit.
In due time, her eggs will hatch to
yield from each a fragile bird.
They huddle close within the nest,
from which their hungry cries are heard.
Then, begins the endless chore to
feed her hungry, noisy chicks...
she hunts and gathers juicy worms
and bugs to serve her mealtime mix.
Within a week or two they're ready
to try their wings and learn to fly...
The mother bird is their instructor
to demonstrate, then bid them try.
And off they go into the world to
make their way and have their own...
Now, mother 's nest is bare and empty
"My!", she sighs, "how time has flown!"