Little Sparrow

In memory of a Livi, the little girl in my neighborhood, who died when her family’s car was hit by a drunk driver. One year ago.

Little sparrow

fell from high

hit her head

and promptly died.

Momma bird

felt all alone

said, “Now this nest

is not a home.”

“We’re still here,”

brothers cried.

“We’re so sad

that sister died.”

“And I’m about,”

said Daddy bird.

But momma bird heard

not a word.

She tried to chirp.

She tried to sing.

She tried to do

most anything

to mend the place

within her heart

that little sparrow


when she fell.

Livin for Livi – remember Livi by doing a kind deed in her honor.



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