To Amp, thank you for the beautiful and inspiring words.
FLOWER OF A NATION
Every race, creed, and nation cherishes a flower
That captures the virtues of its culture
Which symbolizes all the good of that nation
That when the citizens of that nation
Gaze upon the flower
Their hearts aspire to the highest nobility
And are reminded of the majesty of their creation
"Where are these flowers?
Please show them unto me"
Look upon the land and see
They are unique in their variety
Yet, to a casual on-looker passing by
They stand common among their peers
Each will bloom in their own season
In due time to inspire the heart
Even barren ground will be made beautiful
When the seed of one of these flowers fall thereon
"May I have this flower that I may enjoy the beauty thereof?"
The seeds are precious and are not mine to give
"Then how shall I obtain one of these?"
I do not know for the flower is within you
By Amphaivanh Kommavongsa
To all the wonderful parents out there, may you continue to care tenderly for the seeds in your hands that we may all behold their beauty in the future.