By Ashley Leiss
A poem for children and their families about how bad days make us better people. Your struggle is not for nothing!
I want to tell you the story of how I became a new bird!
Have you ever been sick
lonely, or sad?
That’s what happened to me and I was so mad.
One ordinary day
I woke up feeling strange
Somehow I knew
my life would never be the same.
I didn’t want to see other birds, they could never
When you wake up one day
and things go unplanned.
I watched them fly by
in the beautiful breeze.
From tree to tree
feeling so free.
There I was alone in my nest
A sad, heavy feeling resting on my chest
And each day the other birds would try to help
Bringing me food and stories of the wonders that
As the summer turned to fall and my wings felt
I was so tired and scared no birds would
But one day I woke after a very long nap
My friend the Sparrow stopped by and helped
me change tracks.
“Each day is a gift no matter how hard. When
we are sick and tired it can be a struggle to see
I know you look different and feel different too,
and you’re trying each day to feel like the old
But don’t look behind or too far ahead, just
look up and trust God instead.”
I hugged the Sparrow so tight with all of my
might and I looked at the moon so differently that
You see, I became a new bird,
His love set me free
I began feeling stronger
from inside my tree.
I tell you this story if you’re becoming a new bird
Or if someone you know seems a little bit
different to you.
The next day I flew high out of my nest
And saw all my friends and laughed hard deep in
On my way home I saw a sad bird who needed
He needed some hope that was now mine to
I told them the story of how much I’ve changed.
And that how without hard days, they’d just all
be the same.