Learn More

Daniel Hooks


butterflies and vultures(types of people)


Vultures pick at the bones of broken homes
Butterflies fly but have no where to roam.
The sky is broken dark and bleak
Butterflies don’t live in the real world they are weak.
Most people pick at the bones of people killed by sticks and stones and hurtful words alone.
In this life the butterflies have their wings broken
After just a few days of flight
Vultures live in the real world and they fight
It’s a sad fact
They survive and thrive
Causing trouble and stepping on butterflies with broken wings.


But I am butterfly
I guess I will die in tragedy
With my wings broken
But I think it’s better to live one day as a butterfly
Than an ugly walk on people vulture!

Submitted: Friday, May 26, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (butterflies and vultures(types of people) by Daniel Hooks )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie 7he N0153 4nd 7he Fur9 (1/15/2010 5:58:00 AM)

    We don't live in a perfect world, where the good folk are stronger, than the evil. An excellent un-naive observation on life. And an great quirky platform of vultures and butterflies! ! !

    I like it 10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christine Kerr (4/26/2009 6:41:00 PM)

    Great expression and composition of the soft and hard cores of life, Thankfully their not the only ones that travel the earth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melvina Germain (4/22/2007 10:06:00 AM)

    Butterflies and Vultures, what a unique piece of artistry here. I think I agree with Francesca, I too would rather be the sparrow which most good people are. The butterfly hmmm far too weak and the Vulture aaark far too wicked. The sparrow is your normal everyday person, knows when it's time to be soft and wise enough to know when it's time to put ones foot down. Excellent poem though Daniel, makes one think. A big (10) from me, Thankyou Daniel--Melivna--- (Report) Reply

  • Rookie BEAU GOLDEN (6/19/2006 3:55:00 AM)

    Butterflies and Vultures is great, well worded artistry. Tis better to live one day as a butterfly! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Francesca Johnson (5/26/2006 12:35:00 PM)

    Wouldn't like to be the vulture, its not in my nature, nor the poor butterfly with its broken wings and short life.
    I'll be a sparrow then, Daniel, its somewhere in between.

    Love, Fran xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 112 Points Ronald Stroman (5/26/2006 7:28:00 AM)

    i'd rather be the blind man's run-a-way dog... than the blind man, if all he knows how to do,
    is treat people wrong.


    nice read. (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. The Boy Who Laughed At Santa Claus, Ogden Nash
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. Trees, Joyce Kilmer

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Jane Brontë

I am the only being whose doom
No tongue would ask no eye would mourn
I never caused a thought of gloom
A smile of joy since I was born

In secret pleasure - secret tears
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Pain, Pain Knows No Race, Hebert Logerie
  2. God's Hands Of Love, Tom Zart
  3. Alone, Samantha Gronn
  4. David, Casey Renee Kiser
  5. She Stuck Her Butt Out At Me..., wanderer sailor
  6. Nine Views of the Huangshan, Paul Hartal
  7. Trying to Say Goodbye, Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. Autumn, Leong Ming Loong
  9. Colors, Tom Squires
  10. वक्त का तकाजा है vakt ka takaaja hai, hasmukh amathalal
[Hata Bildir]