“Yoo – Hoo”

Carol A. Hand

Do you ever awake, reluctant to rise
Wrapped in soft piles of blankets
As winter sun glows through still lidded eyes
Grateful for comfort and relative peace
Yet mindful that others are suffering
In a world where both wars and wonders never cease

Finally afoot as I greet the still frigid morning
A single chickadee calls out – “Yoo-hoo
“Drink your coffee, breathe deeply and heed my warning
“You may not have much time – there are things you must do
“It may not make a difference but you too have a voice
“Send it out as I did as a blessing or not – it’s your choice

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Image: Black-capped Chickadee (Wikipedia)

So I send out blessings and another silly poem
To share the chickadee’s message – heart-felt and deep
It’s our job to help chickadees care for our shared home
We all have work to do – and voices – and promises to keep


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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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24 Responses to “Yoo – Hoo”

  1. Oh I just love this, Carol! Must share… 🙂 ❤

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  2. Yoo – Hoo to you, too, Carol. Sorry we’ve been busy and have missed a bunch of your wonderful poems. Thanks for allowing us to share this gem! Buster and his teetering old pappy.

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  3. Reblogged this on Buster's Two Cents and commented:
    Please enjoy these beautiful thoughts.

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  4. sojourner says:

    Thanks! The same back to you, Carol!

    By the way, I love chocolate drinks, too;-)

    “Yoo Hoo”

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  5. Joan Treppa says:

    This is music to my heart. Thanks Carol.

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  6. Equality 333 says:

    Love it only Tea instead of coffee 🙂

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  7. Great thoughts … great poem!

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  8. Bernadette says:

    What a delightful little poem my little chickadee (W.C. Fields)😊

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  9. Simple and delightful. Thank you, Carol.

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  10. cindy knoke says:

    Lovely, light and wonderful message Carol!

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  11. I love this! Carol, your poetry is never silly. This is lovely and light as Cindy said. So let that little light of yours shine on, my friend. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  12. My daughter (and now her husband) have always loved chickadees. They are one of the few wild bird species that will hand feed:

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