The Butterfly

drawing by Jenna Mattson

BY MADELYN DUNAHOO

One day a girl was watching  butterfly
Higher and higher ‘till it touched the cloudless blue sky
She asked her grandfather who sat in the rocking chair
If one day she would sprout wings like a butterfly
You cannot sprout wings like a butterfly
But one day you will fly to the sky.

One day your legs will grow long
And they will grow nice and strong
You will be able to run very fast
Your legs will fly
Faster and faster ‘till they reach the sky
Nothing will stop you
You will ride on the clouds
The wind will sing its song for you
And the trees will clap their branches
You will feel the wind on your face
You will feel the earth’s heartbeat
Pounding beneath your running feet.