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O' Butterfly

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O' Butterfly

O' Butterfly, she was a child, who flew without a chance Beguiled, exquisitely, endowed with wings of fragile lace Innocence would haze her eyes, as gossamer might do to carry wings, so far from home, upon his threshold's door Travail would pierce the heart and fill her soul and throat with song She was a tree in blossom, filled, of spring and cultured lore who trembled with the hope of leaves of which the leaves were tongues Lyrics can't be found again, without tears to right the wrong Her nature gentle, soft as rain, was welcome as the sun Bathed in humbled innocence......and eloquently sung Collector came…, sans thought or shame A uniform of chloroform A net, he held, along with schemes, a plot to win her hand And caught her with a smile, and whims, a ruse of false intent With kisses spent, upon her cheek She flew into the bliss.... The deep abyss of love, she went, her heart upon her sleeve His promises, came with no repent, pretense, though, never said, In his spell.....he said farewell, and kept the lies intact. Her frail wings pierced across the sky Her love impaled upon the seas Her voice would cry soliloquies Grief is leashed from midnight's tongue while east winds echo with her song… By death, the shame will cease
________________________________________________________ Submitted for Contest: "Pierced" Sponsor: Rob Carmack

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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 1:17:00 PM
    wow! wow! spellbound!!!

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 1:07:00 PM
    soup mail....

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 5:24:00 PM
    You are such a gifted writer, oh what a beautiful poem that was, it will go into my faves, thank you for sharing Peter

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 7:38:00 PM
    Beautiful, spellbinding work. Poetic perfection that will go in my faves :)

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 3:23:00 PM
    this is another example of your great talent, I honestly don't think I've ever read a weak poem of yours; an original take on the 'madame butterfly' story (at least, that's how I read it) - congrats (I would've given it a 1st) :)

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Carrie, Congratulations with your nice winning poem... love~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 9:18:00 PM
    thank you' Nate

  1. Date: 6/9/2013 2:54:00 PM
    Oh, so beautiful!

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 3:37:00 PM
    Unwritten words upon her tongue while the wind of autumn tell her ssong.Sooo very beautiful and going to my favourites.

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 10:45:00 AM
    - Beautiful and sweet poem, Carrie! - Good luck in the contest. - Have a relaxed weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)