salma. torrez

Me And The Butterfly - Poem by salma. torrez

Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear

I said, 'I'd love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun

But I have not your graceful charm
I haven't wings, just these two arms
I've been designed to walk around
My human feet must touch the ground

Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be

He said, 'What I'd love most to do
Is walk upon God's Earth with you
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose

I'd love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground
But I have not two legs that swing
I haven't arms, just these two wings

And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise
For we'd both seen God's precious gifts
Through someone else's eyes

so we went our separate ways
hoping in the next life
we'll be in one another's place.

Written by Salma Torrez in 2008

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (12/3/2011 6:37:00 PM)

    Absolutely beautiful pierce that clearly shows your spirituality, beauty and poetic talent! 10+++This amazing well penned and poignant write reminds me of one I wrote titled: Like a Butterfly-Thanks for sharing and tomorrow, my day off, I will come back to your page and read some more of your fascinating poems! Thanks for sharing! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

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