This Poem was Submitted By: R. Lee Buckley On Date: 2002-04-14 15:15:18 . . . Click Here To Mail this Poem to a Friend!

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"Butterfly & Buffalo"

The butterfly and buffalo, though living side by side, Are often incompatible, one "stomping" while one "glides" Across terrain and landscapes, sensing every gentle breeze; The other crushing flowers and uprooting sapling trees. While one's intuitive and graceful, one has calloused hide And even tiny pebbles can inflict great pain inside The gentle butterfly, crush wings and spirit - causing death - As when they're tossed in anger by the buffalo's rough breath. The butterfly must help the calloused buffalo to change; To be more tender, sensitive, so both enjoy their range. It's no use getting flustered when he grunts and rolls about, For buffalo won't hear a thing the butterfly may shout. But he can learn and can appreciate his butterfly; Enjoy her beauty, guard her wings, so she can safely fly. Remember this and patiently, then, train your buffalo So you, together, can obtain the joy both long to know.

Copyright © April 2002 R. Lee Buckley

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