Today I took some time between work and school, then work again, to simply admire the day. I think we all need to find the time to do this. The result was this…
Two crows atop two buildings perch
Survey the earth below.
Neither stress nor worry for
The day about which they go.
They stand triumphant and satisfied
Exactly where they are.
How little they work to flap and fly
Their wings can take them far.
Their calls bounce from wall to wall
Amidst the city’s scape.
The crows are crowing for all to hear,
I sit on my porch and gawp.
I compare my life in buildings tall
I’d climbed without much ease,
And these two crows, with no sorrows
Have climbed much higher than me.
I wish that I could fly as high
And achieve all that they see.
Success for us lies in our work.
Success for them is free.
Coming to terms I can’t help but smile
At just how lucky they are.
To give me peace, a present free,
Without even working hard.