One wee rusty wren

warbling with glee

will willingly wake

those who sleep-walk through life

wicked and weary, their wrong ways

waste time

while the world waits for change


from treetop

to rooftop

to worn windowsill

we wait and we listen

with each wonder-filled trill

there’s work to be done

the wren whistles and warns,

time’s a wastin’, wars are raging

get up now, get woke.

(Day 4: 1 subject 30 ways #alliterationpoem)

About katemccarrollmoore

Kate Moore’s passion is literacy, and she serves as a mentor teacher and staff developer throughout the greater Bay Area. Kate served three terms as the City of San Ramon's Poet Laureate (2012-2018); she also teaches poetry writing workshops and is an instructor in the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership (MATL) program at St. Mary’s College of California. She was honored as SRVUSD Teacher of the Year in 2007 and San Ramon Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year in 2009. Kate holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership for Social Justice from California State University, East Bay, an M.A. in Teacher Leadership from St. Mary’s and a B.A. in English Education from SUNY Albany. She and Bob Moore are the proud parents of four beautiful grown daughters, and the smitten grandparents of six beautiful children who fill them with hope for the future.
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2 Responses to birdcall

  1. Get woke.
    Oh, this is so wonderful. Wondrous! Whimsical! Wise!

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