Monday, December 26, 2016

Good Neighbors--By Daniel Turner--United States

Good Neighbors

About head high, two bluebirds built a nest
Outside my window, in a young oak tree
He built the frame around her nursery
Last spring she chirped a lover's sweet request

It wasn't long before their home was blessed
Five little ones that chirped incessantly
They raised them to live independently
Last week they left no forwarding address

But I have hope they will return in spring
Rebuild even remodel, either way
Each day they said hello and were so kind
How beautiful it was to hear them sing

Perhaps, next year I'll ask if they can stay
Because good neighbors are so hard to find

Daniel Turner is 60 years old and lives in Arkansas. He has been writing poetry for approximately 40 years. He loves animals and all things having to do with nature. Now retired, he has traveled over 3 million miles as a long-haul truck driver, worked in the oil fields of Texas and on the Mississippi River on a tow boat. He loves to read and watch old black and white movies.


  1. What a happy family. I do hope they move back in.
    Thanks for sharing this sweet poem at Whispes.
    Happy New Year. SuZ

  2. Dear Daniel,
    Thank you for this thoughtful poem.
    You final couplet brings to mind Robert Frost's "Mending Wall."