I went out in the garden..it was early in the day..
I had to do some weeding.. no time to really play.
I brought my bucket full of tools and my trusty garden chair..
I love to sit and weed and be in Spring's fresh air.
Sitting there all morning with my bucket getting full..
I listen for the birds in flight and daydream while I pull.
When I was getting finished and had to move my chair..
I saw a weed so all alone.. and I began to stare.
I moved a little closer and looked down on the walk..
A little Pansy.. with face so cute.. I thought heard her talk.
"Oh, please Balisha spare me.. for I have just survived..
To grow here in this crack.. I want to stay alive.
I want to bring some happiness to everyone who'll pass..
Surely you can leave me..I'm safe here near the grass."
I gave her words some thought.. and then decided, yes..
A flower tiny but so strong...she'd survive would be my guess.
I left her there to grow some more.. it wasn't very hard..
She wanted just to decorate her little corner of my yard.
A lesson that I learned today..our world could be so fine..
We can make our country beautiful...one small step at a time.