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A Butterfly

I buried us, it took awhile
I couldn't seem to cope
Kept looking back, more emptiness
While yearning for some hope

Time and time I ran away
From any thoughts of us
Replaced the void the best I could
Just looking for some trust

Then I'd be back with open arms
And broken heart in hand
Reliving all the agony
Till I could barely stand

You broke my fall and called for me
And then you'd disappear
A crumpled heap, I'd lick my wounds
To calm my inner fear

Then one spring day a butterfly
Beckoned me to hear
A welcome message bathed in truth
Her wisdom ever clear

'Please run away, though you are scared
Just run away from this
This is not love, this is not right
This man you will not miss

You'll miss the dream you thought you had
You'll miss the love you sought
You won't miss things that never were
Nor any pain they brought'

I realized that she was right
Her wisdom left me glad
To realize I cannot mourn
A thing I never had

(3-8-2009)
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Submitted: Monday, March 11, 2013
Edited: Thursday, March 13, 2014


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  • Anthony Di''anno (3/17/2013 3:14:00 AM)

    Another lovely poem Holly. How many of us stay in abusive relationships because we are too frightened to leave? How many of us cut chunks off our souls in order to keep happy a person that doesn't even see us? Well written.

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  • Valerie Dohren (3/11/2013 11:27:00 AM)

    A lovely poem Holly, very poignant. Beautifully written with great rhyming.

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