The Ladybug ~ what an enchanting, dainty insect!
Its black spots are like little grains of pepper,
all sprinkled on their backs!
Oh, and what a vibrant, scarlet color that says
"Here I Am!"
Their brilliant color makes them stand out, despite their petite size.
A Ladybug is a ruby, so delicate and elegant.
One, two, three, four, five, six.
Six little legs along the sides of the pudgy, oval-shaped body.
Their legs, like eyelashes, move back and forth, rapidly carrying them to their unknown destinations.
Ladybugs are a symbol of luckiness,
waiting to generously unleash and share with you their good fortune!
Magically, they unfold their wings and fly away, disappearing in the distance as they soar lightly through the air!

- 1999 © Kelly Rexrode

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