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Below is the poem entitled ONE BUTTERFLY WING which was written by poet Thomas McFerran. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In deep distress she damaged her wings
in her endless struggles
beating them against our bedroom walls,
in her last days she made haste 
and flew through the ceiling and then, 
she flew free,

at first I did not see
that the sun and the moon 
were shining on her face
when she lay still and at peace 
till her beautiful soul opened its wings and ascended 
to live far above the clouds,

now, her spirit encompasses the earth
in all the six directions
casting no shadows, 
and as I lay and watched her ascent
one butterfly wing like a sycamore seed
spiralled down and landed upon
my pillow. 

Tom McFerran.

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  1. Date: 10/9/2013 9:05:00 PM
    Nice observation and oneness with nature, very meaningful indeed, Thomas

    McFerran Avatar Thomas McFerran
    Date: 10/10/2013 3:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your comment Doctor Yes, I do have a thing with nature.