A friend sent me an e-mail indicating that today is National Poetry Day and Butterfly and Hummingbird Day!
I wrote the below poem in 2011 and it's in my first book :-)
if i were a tree, i would be deeply rooted in the earth and happy regardless of when the seasons changed
if i were a bird, i would perch myself upon the highest branch and sight see from sun up to sun down
if i were a flower, i would be a yellow rose and smile wide each time someone called out my name
if i were a leaf, i would be the prettiest shade of red and all the other colors would envy me
if i were a seashell, i would be the rarest find on display at the Smithsonian Museum for the entire world to see
if i were a butterfly, i would migrate to CHINA to research my ancestors and then publish a book about my journey
if i were a rock, i would rest upon my owner's collectibles and everyone would want to hold me and retrace my steps
if i could be anything that i wanted to be, i would be anything besides a human being...