Poem: Flower on the Road

Spring has come,  said the bougainvillea Crimson, orange, cream and yellow Making a flower wall along the road I bring happiness to all.
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Spring has come,
said the bougainvillea
Crimson, orange, cream
and yellow
Making a flower wall
along the road
I bring happiness
to all.

Wait, said the
little flower
on the edge of the kerb
I, too, blossom
though I am small
Every now and then
a little child walks past,
sees me
at her height
And happily smiles.

Doesn’t that make us comrades
on the road!

Pitara

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