A brightening

Caught a movement in the undergrowth
Looked down at my feet
Saw a little face down there
Looking up, quite sweet
It was a friendly squirrel
Foraging for some food
I smiled and thought that seeing this
Was really rather good

Hurrying on my way to work
With a morning just begun
The night clouds parting up above
To make way for the sun
Sharing in this early hour
And meeting squirrels on the way
Will always bring a note of cheer
To brighten any day


The brightening of a day

The railway crossing barrier’s dull
At the best of times
Yet I spotted something there today
Waiting by the lines

It doesn’t take an awful lot
To brighten up a day
Yet someone’s thought had done just that
In a rather special way


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