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Butterfly Kisses

Butterfly kisses on his head
On that beautiful, early morn,
Welcoming him into the world,
My adorably, sweet first-born.

Butterfly kisses on his neck.
He'd giggle at feathery touch.
Butterfly kisses told him that
His mama loved him very much.

All through his earliest childhood
We kept playing this happy game.
I gave him butterfly kisses 
And he returned the very same.

Babies turn into teenagers
And a little kiss on the cheek
Was the most that he could manage
And was all that I dared to seek.

And then as he grew tall and older
Another claimed all his kisses.
He had forgotten all about
Our game of butterfly kisses.

The saddest time of all my life
When they told me my son had died.
Forgotten were butterfly kisses
In the million of tears I cried.

But when I'm tending my garden
A butterfly lands on my cheek.
I know that he has sent them
Those butterfly kisses I seek.

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 7/4/2013 12:04:00 AM
    it's a beautiful butterfly poem <3 <3 love*SKAT

  1. Date: 6/28/2013 11:32:00 PM
    A very moving write here Joyce, congtatulations on its winning spot..'

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Congratz on your win, Joyce :))

  1. Date: 6/27/2013 1:24:00 AM
    Congrats Joyce on your fine poem and win Beautiful Love Cookie

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 9:07:00 AM
    joyce amazing! great! love.. love.. love.. tats all i could see.great

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 7:23:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Joyce

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 12:30:00 AM
    Wow Stunning. *hugs*

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Joyce,, CONGRATULATIONS! on your awesome win, in the "buttefly kiss" contest by Gail. Take Care... xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 2:35:00 PM
    This is priceless Joyce, congrats on your win you've touched my heart with your deep, I believe he hovers near your heart every day, love xxx

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:58:00 AM
    Oh JOYCE!....You lost your son? Is this true? This is so so so beautiful...I'm about to cry...To my favs it goes. What a wonderful piece...Hugs!!!

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 9:06:00 PM
    a most beautiful well written..from the heart. BG

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
    How beautifully sad Joyce...Really sweet and well,Deb