With Words Like Birds
Out into the world we're hurled
Shouting, stretching, fists unfurled.
Sometimes our words sprout like weeds
Growing, choking greener seeds
We peck and pick, sort and feed.
When you're done, say no more
Close the window, shut the door.
How to scale the wall
Jump the hoop, run the hall
Say I thank you, say you're kind
Say I love you, speak your mind
Find the key, solve the maze
Cross the bridge, raise the gate
Fly your words, it's not too late.