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Butterfly Laughter

Rating: 3.2

In the middle of our porridge plates
There was a blue butterfly painted
And each morning we tried who should reach the
butterfly first.
Then the Grandmother said: "Do not eat the poor
butterfly."
That made us laugh.
Always she said it and always it started us laughing.
It seemed such a sweet little joke.
I was certain that one fine morning

The butterfly would fly out of our plates,
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tom Allport 22 December 2016

what a lovely memory of your grandmother and family

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Ramesh T A 10 March 2012

Ha, ha, ha...! Nice technique of grand mother makes children take food fast! She lives forever indeed through this poem!

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Marilyn Lott 23 October 2009

Another adorable poem by Ms. Mansfield. Loved it! A '10! ' I'm not going to tell her to keep writing as I've noticed some have, since she died in 1923! : 0) Marilyn

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Rafaad Roslan 10 March 2012

You were plunged in a solemn state of awareness where you oppose your mere instincts and went overboard. This somehow created an illusion of me to oppose from your piece. It's terrifyingly wonderful... Thanks for this good poem. :)

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Suryendu Chaudhury 25 September 2020

Penned on a emotionally perceptive level.

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Savita Tyagi 21 April 2020

One happy little poem that made me smile too.

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Harshit Sahani 07 April 2020

We learn from this Poem that for our own happiness no one should bother inadvertently even if it .

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Castellenas John 25 March 2019

A wonderful story in the poem. I did enjoy.

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Unknown 06 April 2020

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Bisy Untan 21 February 2019

I appreciate the poetic flair. Thank you.

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