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Richard Crowson Commentary

Little Bird Sings

Richard Crowson
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Grim news everywhere you look these days, especially here in Kansas. This morning I was taught how to cope with it:

Early this morning I walked out my door

To see what my newspaper had in store

All the dreary headlines about hatred and war

I was dreading what the news would be

But the minute I stepped out in the morning air

I was shocked by the music all above and everywhere

There were birds singing and the song they shared

Was a lesson aimed straight at me

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Sometimes progress goes into hibernation

Before justice there’s a long gestation

I can cope with the recent, regressive aggravation

I know that winters get replaced by springs

I hear it in the song a little bird sings

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As I looked at the tree I could see there was a bud

Just a little bit of green in the early March mud

I gave the paper a toss and it landed with a thud

Right smack into the recycle bin

Well the state legislature and the governor too

Supreme Court and the congressional zoo

You know there’s not a dang thing those rascals can do

To keep the spring from coming once again

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Sometimes progress goes into hibernation

Before justice there’s a long gestation

I can cope with the recent, regressive aggravation

I know that winters get replaced by springs

I hear it in the song a little bird sings