Butterfly In A Jar Poem by Gert Strydom

Butterfly In A Jar

How far can a butterfly
fly when a jar surrounds it
and see-through windows
cases it in to a place
that is just an empty space.

Crimson, blue, yellow
and green speckled unfolding wings
have no wind or breeze
to drift on
and no space
to move in.

You look like a butterfly to me
and the green and gold
of your lovely eyes
shines bright at times
and the grace
of every movement
brings dignity where ever
you are.

Still life encases you
in body soul and time
and at times I want
to set you free
and help you make
the whole world your place
to make your own destiny in.

When I see tears
in your eyes
that grows dull at times,
I want to take it all away
and give you the ability
to be really free
from the things that hurt
and help you heal
little by little
and be the person
that you are meant to be
and I truly want to love you
since you are really precious to me.

Mologadi Bongi 29 April 2016

Thank you for sharing this poem with us. It gives some for us hope that maybe in the near future we can meet our loved ones after being hurt repeatedly.

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Gert Strydom

Gert Strydom

Johannesburg, South Africa
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