Charles Ho


Death Of A Good Butterfly - Poem by Charles Ho

The drizzle caught it by
surprise. That butterfly
Lay aslant and grounded.
Drenched in rain it floundered
With a limp wing. Then drop
By drip, by drop, by drip,
The tempest washed it out,
Mercy without.

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  • Kim Barney (11/7/2016 2:04:00 PM)

    Are there BAD butterflies?
    A very interesting poem. I like it.
    I was drawn to the title because I have a poem with a similar title. It's called 'Butterfly of Death' and I invite you to read it. Thanks.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 6, 2010



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