Ivy Christou

Butterflies Are Fragile - Poem by Ivy Christou

All I need right now is to be left alone,
Forgotten by the rest of the world,
Forgiven by my soul,
which I have disappointed once again.
Can I now shrink in a corner
like I did when I was a child?
Can I now run in my mother’s arms
so she can give me comfort with her love?
Can I now have my wings back?
Because I feel like an angel dismissed from heaven.
And if I can’t be compared with one
can I be considered as a butterfly?
Because when butterflies
get too close to the bright light
they burn...

Comments about Butterflies Are Fragile by Ivy Christou

  • Georgios Venetopoulos (2/11/2013 9:29:00 PM)

    Seven years after, can you write again and become a friend? From Athens, early winter morning in February. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/13/2006 2:42:00 AM)

    truly wonderful, all of your poems, especially enchanted I felt reading this message of a beautiful butterfly here... (Report)Reply

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  • (7/6/2006 12:13:00 AM)

    Very beautiful, poignant write. Butterflies may be fragile, but they have their day..As you
    do, Ivy.

    Warm regards,


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  • (11/11/2005 5:15:00 AM)

    Wonderful way of describing how it hurts to fall from grace with anyone. I think we are too hard on ourselves when we feel 'burnt'. Lovely poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/30/2005 12:02:00 PM)

    'like an angel dismissed from heaven' thats my favorite part. you're good at describing emotions. ;) (Report)Reply

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  • (2/26/2005 2:32:00 PM)

    this poem is ok but needs some work, you should break up the poem better, and revise it a bit, you'll get more meaning in your questions (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, February 20, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, March 18, 2005

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