In the morning a bird sings
“chirp, chirp, chirp.”
It sings about how it wants
to use words instead of sounds.
Soon there is a choir of birds
singing about what they want to do.
They will sing about eating good food,
about being grown.
They will sing about human things,
how they would want arms for wings,
and mouths for beaks, singing.
by Luke, 3rd grade
This poem is featured as part of the 2012 A Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.