Brenda Firth

Butterfly Thoughts

As fragile as a butterfly wing
as swiftly blown away
my memories take flight at times,
sail to some distant bay

Yet, now and then they gently light
within my wooly head
and with a powdered fluttering
they bring me peace, instead

Sweet memories bring only joy
Sad one bring only pain
My butterfly thoughts
don't tie me in knots,
they're here..then they're gone again.

So if my mind seems far away,
while yours is focused on me
don't make it a moment that spoils your whole day
let go..set your butterflies free

For I remember Love
and it may feed and fuel my soul.
I feel it in a smiling face,
a caring word, a warm embrace;
a hand in mine, showing me the way,
these are the memories of each new day.

And even if that memory
should simply flutter by..
I'll catch it..maybe..later,
when it comes by Butterfly.

Love has many faces
Love is many things
It may flutter by...on a Butterfly
or come on Fairy wings

(July,2007)

Poem Submitted: Friday, August 3, 2007
Poem Edited: Saturday, March 26, 2011

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Comments about Butterfly Thoughts by Brenda Firth

  • Brenda Firth (1/27/2008 5:24:00 PM)

    This poem was written as an exercise in patience and understanding to my nieces as their Mother, my sister, is suffering with Alzheimer's They felt hurt by her lack of recognition and focus at times. I tried to put it into her words (from her heart) since I know the words she speaks are sometimes not what she has in her heart...

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