- The Washington Times - Friday, October 6, 2006

Pink Flower

By Jessie Kusuma, age 13

Sitting contently on their soft brown beds

They extend a network of stems and leaves to greet a passerby.

The rich shades of pink, purple, and white that color their heads

Shine with a velvety sheen from the light of the sun up high.

The sunny beaming smiles that their faces display, always remain bright

As if timid fairies with glittering dragonfly wings

Come to repaint their silky petals with fairy dust watercolors each night.

On the tip of a green leaf, a tiny grasshopper clings

As the vibrant blossoms nod their heads vigorously in the breeze

Whispering, “Hello; Welcome!” over the droning bumble of bees.

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