I love to lay down on the ground,
And look at the sky…all around!
It’s hard to think you look so high…
To watch trees sway as breeze blows by.
The sky by day can be so blue!
And it can also be gray, too.
But when we’re blessed to have blue sky,
It seems like Heaven to our eye!
We think, as we, at these things look,
What St. Pat taught from the Good Book,
“God made the two great lights,
the greater one to govern the day,
and the lesser one to govern the night;
and He made the stars.” (Genesis 1: 16)
The sky at night, though, has no sun…
Or bright daytime…no blue sky fun.
But looking at the sky at night
Can be a pretty awesome sight!
And if, by chance, you see a star,
You’re seeing something very far!
Sparkling, glistening, twinkling bright!
Making such a beautiful sight!
And if, by chance, you see our Moon,
It might just look like a balloon
That’s round and bright with silver shine,
And light all ’round, so clear and fine!
Clouds can hide the moon quite well,
And then its shape is hard to tell,
Or hard to see it anywhere!
Its circle shape could be half there,
Or even less…a sliver shines
Which gives to night time diff’rent signs
Up in the sky when we can stare…
Enjoying, often, brightness there!
But I am getting tired now
And very soon I’ll know just how
To close my eyes and lay my head
On my soft pillow…on my bed!
I’ll say good night to you and all
The Friends of Me who is so small!
I hope you’ve read out loud today.
God bless you now and ev’ry day! (See Footnote #22)