Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Butterfly In City


Spotted butterfly
Flew thro' streets
Of buzzing city
Flapping its wings.

Wheezing vehicles
Throwing dust particles
Not a single flower
Within its sight.

Spotted butterfly
Went on flying
Thro' a maze of buildings
Utterly confused.

There was a park
Near that junction
Not any more, it's
A shopping mall.

Spotted butterfly
Flew higher and higher
Hoping to find
A flower somewhere.

Submitted: Sunday, November 03, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Topic of this poem: butterfly


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  • Veteran Poet - 2,864 Points Patricia Grantham (11/8/2013 5:25:00 AM)

    You are so very right. I would have never thought of such a
    dire situation if you had not point it out in your poetry. Even
    something as beautiful as a butterfly does not have a place
    to alight. No flowers or very little flowers or shrubbery to rest
    upon. What a shame it is! Very inspiring. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 37,500 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/6/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    Folly of human mind that run neck breaking without considering nature that we are a part...till the the we don't give value to the life of other beings we can not learn to live neither we can not value our own life we all are facing beauties racing away from our eyes thank u sir love to read (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,260 Points Neela Nath (11/4/2013 10:33:00 AM)

    This goes on incessantly.Because we are the inhabitants of Stupidity Street.We are snatching the rights of the nature's off-spring.A thoughtful write! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points David Wood (11/4/2013 7:57:00 AM)

    A lovely poem that says it all. We have to give nature a home otherwise it will be gone. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 17,104 Points Valsa George (11/4/2013 1:46:00 AM)

    With highrise buildings erected and townships emerging everywhere and flora and fauna disappearing incessantly, birds have lost the trees to roost and butterflies, the nectar from flowers! A simple poem pointing to a great disaster! ! Enjoyed! ! (Report) Reply

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