Just place me in a flowerbed
with birds a-circling overhead;
please add some sunshine and some rain
to make this landscape my domain.
Pink columbine and peony,
some hostas growing 'round a tree
can mingle with the marigolds
acknowledging petunias bold.
Bright rainbow colors, my delight,
parade from dawn 'til dark of night.
Do I need add another clue?
I’m passionate about this view!
But, best of all, when I survey,
it seems the work is only play.
These muddy knees and dirty hands…
oh, yes, they’ve answered my demands
because I’ve gained true happiness
becoming such a dirty mess!