The sun was rising above the trees,
Casting shadows on the lake,
Birds were chirping their morning songs,
Bidding the world to awake.
He viewed the scene with pleasure,
From his look-out by the bay,
As dawn stretched out a welcoming hand,
Ushering in a bright sunny day.
He savored these quiet moments,
The gift of each new dawn,
Too soon this peaceful scene would change,