poet Romeo Della Valle

Romeo Della Valle

Young Butterflies

Young butterflies,
Please, let your tender wings grow
Before you try to hit the skies
In an attempt to early fly
When the time is not right!
Scared to Hell you would be
If this dangerous endeavor
You would desperately try
When the time
Doesn't seem to be right!

Take my advice
Young butterflies,
I, the humble gardener
Who in my colorful garden
Have seen many like you
Trying to fly for the first time,
Defying the rules of gravity
When the time is not right!

Young butterflies,
Listen to the echo of the wind
And let Mother Nature
Takes its course!
While happily you welcome
The birth of a new sunrise
That would bring hope
To your tender life!

Young butterflies,
Let your wings grow
Until they are ready to flap
And you would be able to fly
And dance in the skies!
Please, young butterflies,
Listen to my humble advice!
Wishing you luck in your first flight!


©All Rights Reserved-2012

Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012
Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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Dedicated to all the young people in the World!

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (5/30/2020 9:49:00 AM)

    Young butterflies,
    Listen to the echo of the wind
    And let Mother Nature
    Takes its course! .....superb dedication.... excellent poem.... great poetic writings....10++

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  • Vidya Murali (5/29/2020 10:23:00 AM)

    Perfect analogy.... a very good message to the youngsters

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (1/4/2016 10:27:00 PM)

    INSPIRED POETRY POET FRIEND


    Your butterflies
    implies young
    teens lovely ones
    taking wings
    upon shoulders
    and
    sprouting water springs
    as to them happiness you bring
    butterflies about you swing
    they love a fling
    is it not so

    I know the butterflies lie and lay low
    as they know
    towards heaven they will go
    as winds of fortune at them you blow
    they will all show..
    as they lie low
    and
    finally in candles
    a flame glow
    like flamingos

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  • Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (7/28/2015 9:20:00 PM)

    the hurt inflicted in our young hearts will remain with us for ever.. so it is better to follow the advice of elders instead of getting into trouble in the name of adventure and fun..Well done, Romeo

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  • Jayatissa K. LiyanageJayatissa K. Liyanage (7/28/2015 7:27:00 PM)

    Gem of a poem for budding butterflies waiting to fly mostly not knowing what, why, where, with whom and how. Great job.

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  • Neil GoddenNeil Godden (7/28/2015 4:57:00 PM)

    Romeo, your poetry, voice and attitude to life is an inspiration to us all. Thank you for your continuing inspiration in your great verses.

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (7/28/2015 3:17:00 PM)

    In a world where young ones are always in hurry to get ahead this beautiful poem with sound advice is a welcome break. Loved the presentation.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (7/28/2015 10:16:00 AM)

    Very nice.Young butterfly is restless and enthusiastic to fly high unable to comprehend the danger.sound advice to it.Liked it.

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  • Bernard SnyderBernard Snyder (7/28/2015 10:08:00 AM)

    I like this poem my friend. Great analogy. Congrats and well deserved 'poem of the day!

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (7/28/2015 7:49:00 AM)

    Beautifully done. Wonderful advice, not just for butterflies and teenagers, but for everyone.
    Congratulations on having it selected as Member Poem of the Day!
    Please read my poem BUTTERFLY OF DEATH. Thanks.

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (7/28/2015 7:38:00 AM)

    Young butterflies
    Let your wings grow
    Until they are ready to flap- - - A very sound advice for the young who are impatient and court danger without giving proper thoughts for preparation and consequences.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (7/28/2015 7:37:00 AM)

    Take my advice. With the muse of love and nature. Nice work.

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (7/28/2015 6:54:00 AM)

    Such a beautiful dedication to our youth and lovely to see your name in lights.
    Thank You Romeo.

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  • Ken E Hall (7/28/2015 6:04:00 AM)

    Thoughtful poem with a lovely theme young butterflies...makes the reader sea the flutter of wings nice to reader you again...don't the years fly by...regards

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  • Akhtar Jawad (7/28/2015 12:56:00 AM)

    Congratulations, a well deserved selection as members' poem of the day. It's a wonderful poem with a great message to the teenagers.

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  • Stevens CadetStevens Cadet (10/23/2012 10:53:00 AM)

    This was a perfect poem to send me too after your comment & I'm sure you did it tactically. Thank you for the advice my brother. It was not overlooked. Thank you once again

    -Stevens Cadet

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  • Hans VrHans Vr (8/31/2012 8:39:00 AM)

    Wow, this poem contains some of the best advice ever we can give to our teens.
    Superb poem
    Excellent!

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  • Ramesh RaiRamesh Rai (8/27/2012 11:36:00 PM)

    Nice advice, it is not only for butterflies but for all and our all actions should be done at the right time. well penned. take care my brother. and always be happy.. May God bless you. Regards.

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  • Anthony Han (8/26/2012 2:41:00 PM)

    Its quite spectacular, how the correlation to butterflies and the youth are related. I enjoyed it!

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  • Abdallah GamalAbdallah Gamal (8/26/2012 2:01:00 PM)

    Beautiful! Outstanding! No, that's really amazing! Our life is the like the life of the butterfly, we yet believe that we can fly before our wings grow till we fall on our heads.. Your writes are amazing, and you attract the reader's mind to it, keep up the good work, Sir :) 10+++

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