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Sweet Ranunculus

(Junko)
April, 2008
Junko Cheng 2008 Everyday Hero Music (ASCAP, adm. by Lori Kelly Rights & Licenses LKRL1@aol.com)
My first grade daughter brought home a pot with a ranunculas seed (bulb) inside, which started to grow in our backyard. We have these wild bunnies multiplying in our neighborhood, and no sooner did my plant start to bud than they ate up the poor plant. They left me with a dead plant but also a seed for a song, so here it is! See, wild bunnies are good for something after all.
I got some flower seeds one day
To plant in my backyard
I dug some holes where they would stay
At least a foot apart
But there were some gophers in the ground
Beneath my flower bed
Then one of them said, "Look, what I found!"
Soon the gophers were well-fed

Please don't eat my sweet ranunculas
Won't you be a saint like Nicholas
Someday they will smell just fabulous
So please don't eat my sweet ranunculas

I got more flower seeds next day
To plant in my backyard
I dug some holes where they would stay
At least a foot apart
In just a few days they began to sprout
And soon there were tiny leaves
But then little bunnies all came out
And they ate them up like weeds

Please don't eat my sweet ranunculas
With no leaves they look ridiculous
Someday they will smell just fabulous
So please don't eat my sweet ranunculas

I sure hope that the seeds
Of love inside your heart
Would do better than flowers
In my backyard

I moved my flowers and my pot
Into my greenhouse tent
Where it was neither too cold nor hot
And gophers were absent
The rabbits could only stop and stare
As flowers began to bloom
And soon pleasant fragrance filled the air
Like the smell of fine perfume

Please enjoy my sweet ranunculas
This time I was more meticulous
Now the flowers smell just fabulous
So please enjoy my sweet ranunculas