Thomas W. Case

Gold Star - 5,340 Points (November 10 1966 / Oxnard, California)

Like A Butterfly Melting - Poem by Thomas W. Case

The night is torn apart;
fractured and shattered by
the memory of you.
Stars shake and die,
and I'm filled with
diesel loneliness,
soul sick, like
a butterfly melting.
Everywhere I go,
I smell pumpkin pie, lilacs,
and sexual energy.
The day will come when
I'll not think of you;
not write a single line about
you- not feel you in the
attic of my mind,
but until then,
the crows peck at my
heart, Spring never comes;
ice forms on my brain.
and life inches along like
a filthy worm.

Topic(s) of this poem: pain, relationships, heartbreak, love lost

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Like A Butterfly Melting by Thomas W. Case

  • (12/3/2015 9:32:00 PM)


    Totally love the imagery in your poem, it adds depth to the pain of your loss, forms a picture in the mind of the reader. Really great poem, thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (11/29/2015 9:02:00 AM)


    Can understand the pain you are going through. Nice poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 28, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, March 24, 2017


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