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                                A YELLOW FLOWER

                                A yellow flower—brave 'though a bit shy
                                wanted so badly to jump up and fly.

                                His wish was bigger than all other things
                                and one day he grew two small yellow wings.

                                He got colored spots that gave him power—
                                a butterfly's born out of the flower.

                                A blue flower now wants to jump and fly
                                but somehow he can't—he still wonders why.

                                His wish might not be as big as the sky
                                or he just cannot be a butterfly.

                                What the planet would look like—a bird sings—
                                if all the flowers got butterfly wings?

                                Dragana Konstantinovic
                                Translated by the author
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