Not Long Left

The Butterfly

there was once a beautiful butterfly,
it would flutter its perfectly patterned,
wings high in the blue open sky.
every other butterfly would cry out,
'how pretty you are'
and even from afar only he was seen,
delicately dancing in the breeze.
yet this poor butterfly was not at ease.
it was lonely for its beauty isolated it,
alone it would fly alone it would cry,
butterfly tears dropping down upon,
the jealous land below.
even with its beauty,
it was not happy,
and craved to return to its original self,
a catterpillar, anomonoyous and free
from natures vanity.
and so one day it flew away from
its little leaf,
to find the forest queen,
and enable its dream of exceptance
come true.
after many miles of blue sky,
the butterfly came to the forests queen tree,
after hearing the butterfly's plea,
the queen grantted its anomonity,
and the butterfly was free,
for it was now a catterpillar,
and as it crawled away,
a beetle said hello,
and a ant said hello,
and the catterpillar cried
catterplillar tears of happiness.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 4, 2005

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (1/22/2019 2:26:00 PM)

    well, i DO find some spelling errors, but i 'love' the poem with its story regarding 'beauty' and its possible negative impact on one considered beautiful. to MyPoemList and i'll use it in my upcoming February 2019 showcase of poems, to be found in my PH list of poems.



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  • John Tiong ChunghooJohn Tiong Chunghoo (9/3/2006 8:09:00 AM)

    every child would love this.

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  • Lesa K (7/12/2006 11:42:00 AM)

    This is a unique one. A returning to one's original self and finding happiness there. Great job! I am enjoying reading your works! : -)

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