The cardinal mom cries
she’ll have to say her goodbyes
to her little peeps that need her.
It is so cold, here in the north
when sleet, rain, hail and snow
all come at once.
The cardinal family’s legs
are all so spindly
and their feathers pretty thin.
God of the heavens where I fly,
why is it already time to die?
My babies are much too young
to get along without me now
Please help me find a snow-covered little den
where I can house my beloveds.
Keep them safe and warm
when I fly back to You, my Creator.
The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh.
Please give them a good mom
when you take me away from them.
I put myself in your safe, comforting hands.
I’ll see you soon!