My Cardinal

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Spring was making it's comeback.
When a few weeks ago he appeared,
Just as dusk surrounded the eve,
I suddenly got the oddest feeling
Like someone, literally was staring at me.


I seemed drawn to peer outside my window,
There I saw gently perched upon a branch,
A cardinal brightly dressed in red.
He wasn't checking out his surroundings,
But peering back in at me instead.

I didn't feel startled but calmness and peace.
Was he bringing me some sort of message?
And though I had heard tales of such,
Of the appearance of loved ones lost,
Until then, I hadn't believed all that much.

And every fair weather evening since,
I am drawn to look out that same way.
Often he is there and then he is gone,
Though I have never seen him depart.
But there just seems to be a kinship about him
He like my dad, leaves the echo of a sweet little tune
That continues to play in the depth of my heart.

Sing

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