the beautiful butterfly
couldn’t so thrive
without the knowledge of her beauty
she’d wither inside.

the spectacular songbird
couldn’t fly high
if she thought those hearing her music
would simply sigh.

and these are the creatures
that in our eyes shine.

the butterfly and songbird
know their own worth,
that’s the reason behind
them making the earth
a more beautiful place
for without it they’d be
maybe unsure of themselves
like you and me?

to make the best of today and the most of tomorrow
we can’t possibly stay
in our own sorrow
for we’re as exquisite as the things we see
that just happen to know