The Girl with the Ribbon
There is a girl with a yellow ribbon in her hair,
carefree, open, easy.
She likes to put yellow ribbons in other peoples’ hair,
says it spreads the freedom,
gets a laugh and invites some fun.
Some resist. “I’m too old,” they say.
Or they think themselves too serious.
But I, I bent down to her and welcomed the love.
After all, why else are we here?