sooner or later you are going to have to build a birdhouse

sooner or later you are going to have to build a birdhouse
whether you like it or not

you are going to have to whistle a happy tune
you are going to have to dance to the music
whether you want to or not

you are going to have to fall madly in love
you are going to have to kiss a spring fawn
whether you fight it or not

you will have to let someone forgive you
you will have to be finally understood
no matter how much it chaps your ass

you will enrich the lives of others in some way
you will sing a song of birth and death to make the nations weep
and the sky will open to accept you
or strike you down

—Don Whittington

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