The Flower and the Hummingbird
Not too long ago, and being so small,
I knew of my purpose nothing at all.
Oh, sweet little bud, how I yearned to be fed
Abiding long days, hoping petals would spread
As cotton clouds cried and moistened my space,
I bloomed forth in glory, sun warming my face!
One illustrious morn, as my rounds had begun
Your petals yawned tenderly, kissed by the sun
A beautiful bird with fast-flapping wings
is nourished by me; oh, how my heart sings!
Now, dear one, don't fear me as gently, I spin
For precious, the nectar, that sweetens within
The reason my sisters and I sprang from earth -
sweet-scented and pink - I now KNOW! I have worth!
Each sunrise we'll greet with harmonious song
Serenading the day until shadows grow long!
1/19/18 for Joseph May's Collaboration - Grab A Writing Partner Contest
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