A.J. McKinley

Rookie (July,1975 / Indiana, United States)

Butterfly Moon - Poem by A.J. McKinley

Butterfly moon of a flightless dawn.
Marching softly with a rhythm gone.
Angels coming in a darkened morn.
Demons ascending in a vertical form.
Found again from a wanton wish.
Lost eternity in a broken kiss.
Seas of destruction branding my mind.
Pounding relentlessly as the clock unwinds.
The way and beyond from a fluttered wing.
Dancing joyously as my soul sings.
Breathing again from a wound once clean.
Broken strength begs for thought unseen.
Deception expired as dreams ring clear.
Awareness dawns as the butterfly moon nears.

Copyright 2006 A.J. McKinley


Comments about Butterfly Moon by A.J. McKinley

  • (4/27/2008 3:29:00 PM)


    I like the rhythm and rhyme of this poem. It invites one to read it again. I like the last line the best of all. A beautiful image. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/19/2007 5:33:00 PM)


    Wow! ! Excellent piece of writing! ! Thanks for sharing! !
    ~always, Nick
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010


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