Lifes Dawn Chorus
As daylight over yonder hillsides breaks,
the town below it stirs and wakes.
Streetlights extinguish zone by zone,
as thoroughfares hum to the engines drone.
The rattle of shutters as the business day starts,
as eager shoppers and their monies do part.
Laughter and merriment marking out the school run,
as children’s anticipation of lessons and fun.
The barking of dogs taking their owners for a stroll,
as the joggers and speed walkers begin their patrol.
A church bell in the distance calling the fellowship to pray,
as the dearly beloved thank God for this day.
These sounds ever present every day of the year,
as the dawn chorus of life clicks into gear.