[Congratulations to Jessica Meek, 13, for her runner up entry in our 2010 Creative Competition.]
Birds fly through the air
Coasting the breeze that ruffles our hair
They swoop and wheel to our delight
But are you aware of their dire plight?
So many species are sinking in number
Prematurely falling in eternal slumber
Lights in the night confuse them, oh no!
And their habitats shrink as our buildings grow
Where can these birds go?
With their sick and their slow
I know of one place that's welcome to all
Kilauea lighthouse stands beckoning, tall
There it's a refuge
Safety from this deluge
Of our buildings and domes
For the birds needing homes
Come visit there
You'll be aware
Of the birds soaring high
In their safe stretch of sky