Buttercups were wilted,
dandelions gone to seed.
To everyone, but a child,
they were just a weed.
Children sees things different,
in their hands held tight.
The buttercups and dandelions,
both such a lovely sight.
To a child they were,
a toy and lovely flowers.
Buttercups a gift for Mom,
dandelions blown for hours.
The buttercups they picked,
for Mom on Mother's Day,
The dandelions they gathered,
and watched them float away.
Looking back as a child,
didn't take much to entertain.
Just buttercups and dandelions,
and running in the rain.

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