I'd Like to be a Butterfly

by Charles Ghigna

I'd like to be a butterfly
So beautiful and free,
Flying high into the sky
Above each cloud and tree.

I'd like to be a grasshopper
And bounce from place to place
But every time I try to jump,
I fall flat on my face.

I'd like to be a silver snake,
Handsome, long and lean,
But every time I try to stretch,
I'm still too short and green.

I'd like to race my friend the worm
And finally be a winner,
But both of us just might become
A bluebird's two-course dinner.

I'd like to be so many things,
A hero and a thriller,
I'd like to be a butterfly --
But I'm just a caterpillar.


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