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Below is the poem entitled Butterflies which was written by poet Heather Ober. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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They flutter and hover
And float on the breeze.
They shiver and shimmer
And weaken the knees.
Fickle and fragile,
They tickle and tease.
Fleeting and flimsy,
Deceptively free.  

These frivolous creatures, 
These knots of desire.
Once spindles of yearning, 
Now spools of barbed wire.
Once pulling like petals, 
Now pricking like briar.
Once soothing like honey,
Now burning like fire.

Violently thrashing,
It struggles to rise.
The truth comes up gasping
From whirlpools of lies.
Shed this charade 
And discard your disguise.
I know you enjoy
Drowning blind butterflies.

Copyright © Heather Ober

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  1. Date: 10/9/2014 2:46:00 PM
    I miss you and I miss your poetry...Sending Soup Mail - Your friend, Tim

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 10:40:00 PM
    HEATHER, :-). Congratulations, with your awesome HIT in the poet destroyer's contest. Hugs & Hugs** SKAT

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 5:48:00 PM
    To my favs you go pretty butterfly...Congrats again - Tim

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 1:51:00 AM
    I think this is maybe a third win for this one and it is much deserved. Congrats!

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Stopping in with smiles.... :-) :-)... Congratulations, Thank you for taking your time and hooking me up with an awesome OLD # 1 hit... I had a hard time choosing the winners... please enjoy my blog when you have time. Hugs & Hugs.... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Heather, congrats on your fantastic 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 10:11:00 PM
    The transition is fantastic! Wonderfully done... Congrats. Jack

  1. Date: 3/13/2013 8:54:00 PM
    Outstanding well deserved win, Heather. Congrats. Nice going. hugs, Ralph

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 10:24:00 PM
    ADDING THIS TO MY FAVORITES!! 'Nough said ;)

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 6:44:00 AM
    Does I see Heather at the top again?...I do..I do. This one is deeper than it seems at it and congrats!

  1. Date: 3/11/2013 6:36:00 AM
    Heather, awesome metaphor wrapped in personification and well deserved first!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 11:07:00 AM
    This ended with a surprise to I re-read and boy !!! did you ever cover this subject well !! Congrats on your win !!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 6:42:00 AM
    Wonderful poem Heather, congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 4:36:00 AM
    Stunning poem, Heather...great alliteration and perfect rhyming!...My brothers and me collected butterflies and moths as this day I can name practically every spieces...Fantastic write and congratulations! - Tim

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:15:00 PM
    Love the energy of your poem, Congratulations with your awesome butterfly poem... it's fluttering xool...always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 9:45:00 AM
    This becomes one of my favorites right now! Please read my own "Where do the butterflies go".

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 7:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved win in Susan's "Poem Not Entered in a contest" Heather. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 8:05:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your awesome win Heather! hugs, LG

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:58:00 AM
    I sure remember this one and it scored high like the other butterfly poem I just saw. Way to go. BIG congrats in the contest.

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 12:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Heather, well done xx