At the End of the Day



Butterflies sing lovely songs not heard by human ears
And bumblebees are in a rush they don't have time for tears
Down by the brook the meadowlark strikes up a happy tune
The sun is low and ere too long will make way for the moon

 The deer are in the meadow, a family with two fawns
The squirrels are barking from the tree, "You're eating up our lawn."
The wise old owl is in his hole just sleeping out the day
The hawk is soaring high above and watching those at play

The red fox brings her children, but keeps a wary eye
She tells her kits time and again, "there's danger in the shy."
A turtle moving oh so slow is headed fro the creek
The groundhog sticks her head out just to take a peek

And as the sun sinks to the trees, the wise old owl awakes
He blinks his eyes and looks around and yells, "For Heaven sakes"
He cries, "Ive slept the day away, now I'll be up all night."
All creatures smile at his outburst and everything's all right.
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Submitted by CoachSpivey on February 21, 2017

Modified on April 03, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AXBB AXCC DDEE AXFF
Closest metre Iambic heptameter
Characters 927
Words 189
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Brian Spivey

I've been writing for nearly 40 years. It's been a good ride. Hope you enjoy. I have one series of poems that should be read together. "A Sad Fairy Tale", "Happily", "A New Fairy Tale Begins", and "The Result of True Love". As the Staler Brothers sang "Some I wrote for money, some I wrote for fun, some I wrote and threw away, and never sang for anyone. One I wrote for Mama, and a couple still aren't through, I've lost track of all the rest but the most I wrote for you." Enjoy. more…

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