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If I Were A Butterfly

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If I Were A Butterfly

If I were a butterfly... Your yard might be the place to fly. I'd flap my wings and fly all day. From tree to tree...I'd bounce my way. I'd ride hot puffs of air Like a roller coaster at the fair... Like a schooner on the ocean's waves... I'd soar and swim the sky all day. And when your children came to play... I'd dance about their noses. They'd laugh and chase And then I'd hide...safely in the roses. I'd perch among the sharpest thorns, My wings...the roses to adorn... Tomorrow I might float and soar... Visit neighbors yards next door. And when my flying day is done... And I am finished having fun... I'll float and flutter back through space... Your garden ...still my favorite place.

Copyright © Ray Dillard

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  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:11:00 AM
    amazing~Yours truly *SKAT

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 8:41:00 AM
    I often think similar thoughts Ray--what if I were--whatever--what would I do--and usually it's something fun like you've written here.

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 6:08:00 PM
    wonderful write and win Ray...congrats

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 8:57:00 AM
    What a joy this is to read.........I want to be a butterfly today!! You make it sound so wonderful! Spring is in the air! :)

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Ray, thank you very much for considering my 100 % nature contest..Congratulations in showing off Natures true after glow, always~ PD

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 10:45:00 AM
    I just want to say "THANKS" to all of you who take time to read this little poem. I've always liked it, and it is by far the most popular I have posted. Friends, RAY

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 8:27:00 AM
    What a sweet write this is Ray :) I enjoyed fluttering across through your butterfly eyes-- lovely concept you have here-- :) keep on writing please! :) -- nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/8/2010 6:09:00 AM
    I do love butterflies as I do love this poem of yours, Ray! And thank you for your kind comment. Have a nice day, Gert

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 2:06:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing you poetry with us Ray. I enjoyed reading it this afternoon. Hope you have a wonderful weekend running over with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 12:06:00 PM
    What a wonderful poem! It's going to my FAVs, Ray. Excellent! Ruben.

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 5:42:00 AM
    very beautifully written... a great read on a pleasant evening...

  1. Date: 6/5/2010 3:47:00 AM
    Well penned poem. enjoyed it

  1. Date: 6/4/2010 9:39:00 PM
    beautiful write