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Free As A Butterfly

The life you are living does not need to be the only life you have.
       We tend to dwell on the past.
              Leave it buried because then you can have the final laugh.
                     Everything exists to end in a photograph.
Hold that picture dear, and let the demons be.
       Don't wallow in your own pain and misery.
Self pity is often too afraid in accomplishing any goals.
       Crawl on out of that wormhole.
It's ok to be a little fish in a giant fish bowl.
       Because of one downfall, don't mean  you lost your soul.
The devil deceives us with that lie.
       I hate to see tears in your eye.
Spread your wings and be free like a butterfly.

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  1. Date: 12/9/2009 3:52:00 PM
    Great advice and very true. Can't dwell in the past, but it is good to learn from it, so as not to repeat mistakes, hence history repeats itself. Thanks for sharing your inspiration. Caroline.

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 2:02:00 PM
    Another beautiful poem! Take a look at my poem, What You See In The Mirror, love Simone

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 8:29:00 AM
    Beautiful and inspiring work. Thanks for taking the time to share! Peace and love, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 8:13:00 AM
    Outstandingly Beautiful and lovely poem with lots of hopes and inspirations. Beautiful lines spread your wings .....Butterfly. Very well written Thanks for a nice poem. I too have placed a poem just now "Wake up O.... Hope you would like it ? With best wishes and love Ravindra

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 8:03:00 AM
    So beautiful,are your words,as beautiful as the Free butterfly willing to fly.. Good words.. powerful indeed Jimmy.Yes all we have will end up in a a black and white picture:).Lets live the moment ,lets have Freedom in Our hearts..and fly high..Charma

  1. Date: 12/9/2009 7:39:00 AM
    Great advice friend. Well done. Smiles from Lolita