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Wishful Flight

While sitting on a bench
just outside the door
I chanced to see a butterfly
fluttering nearby

Black bold body
with yellow wings spotted
winging its way near
on a morning clear

Wistfully I wished
to be that winged creature
free to fly around
not making a sound

It danced around me
floating in the air
up and down
and all around

For minutes it stayed
near within my grasp
then just as quickly
flew off swiftly

Time seemed frozen
for just few seconds
as I bid farewell
and my heart fell

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  1. Date: 5/3/2012 5:42:00 AM
    Glad you enjoyed my poem, Debra. Great butterfly poem - enjoyed the read. Love & God bless, Maureen

  1. Date: 5/1/2012 8:29:00 AM
    Debra you have painted a moment in time in such a vivid way ,we are there with you. Awesome poem. Anne.

  1. Date: 4/23/2012 1:21:00 PM
    Wishful flight indeed.. Lovely imagery you bring across in this one Debra ;) to be as free as that butterfly hey

  1. Date: 4/22/2012 2:50:00 PM
    The day will come when we all fly. Some say that day is when we die. For others, they already know. How to spread wings, and up they go. Hello Deb, just wanted to say high. :)

  1. Date: 4/17/2012 2:31:00 PM
    Ahh,yes that would be such a lovely feeling.To just fly away without a sound..:) Best one I`ve read today,Debra.Hugs and Love,Arild

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 9:25:00 PM
    They fascinate me too Deb, such delicate little thingsdand so beautiful with all different designs on their wings. Lovely verse that reminds me they soon will be here.

  1. Date: 4/1/2012 3:11:00 PM
    Quietly, we sit and ponder. At beautiful flight that makes us wonder. What is it like to fly so free. I wonder if it wonder's what it's like to be me?

  1. Date: 3/28/2012 12:45:00 PM
    excellent poetry. will miss ya dear poetess, left 1 standing..... :) when one door closes another opens ;)

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 9:13:00 PM
    Debra, wonderful, thank you for the lovely poem, I had much fun and thought reading your poem tonight*LUV~PD

  1. Date: 3/27/2012 8:59:00 PM
    I really enjoyed reading about this fluttering butterfly, a moment frozen in time for you. Charming poem!

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 12:41:00 PM
    Skillfully written and imaginatively conceived. Very nice. I enjoyed reading your poem.

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 9:20:00 AM
    A poem filled with longing and utter beauty, thank you for your sharing Deb, love and light vie

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 8:49:00 AM
    Lovely!! Can't wait of for these beautiful beings to return. Thanks for the glimpse of summer.