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I'm still alive and I don't know why?
My heart survived falling from the butterfly sky

Caught by the hands of destiny
With visions only I can see!

My love I heard your call
Wings of a butterfly broke my fall

Love motion is in the air, a love no one can compare
Indulging a look-a-stare- that we both share

Reminiscing our love made out of stolen hope
Awe~:*! To  them butterfly kisses that felt so real

Flowing like Amazing Grace, 
A shining light upon my face.

I traveled fast and far, longing to be in your arms
I desire, the warm sensation of your charms

Your safe love will help me carry on,
With the strength and bond~the love you set upon

Nothing is better than a sensual butterfly kiss
Beyond the sensation of heaven's pure bliss

Fluttering in the clouds aiming for the moon
A dream of reality, out of my cocoon I bloom!

Valued by the art of true beauty and its rarity
True love flapping in the midst of clarity

I entwine that I am yours and you are mine
Bonded together till the end of time

With the vision, my heart is no longer blind
Two broken hearts at last combined

I glide below to touch your lip.
Our lashes touch from tip to tip.

Caressing each other as our wings expand
Two hearts- kisses collide and land

Holding your hand reaching to the rainbow sky.
Kisses:*kisses:* like the butterfly!

Dedicated to *My Babe*

Copyright © Poet Destroyer A | Year Posted 2010

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Among Butterflies Sought

Is This Nature's Glory As a quarry? Alone and at peace A life, a new lease I pull up a piece of land Take a little time to mend This rainforest trembles An open window in shambles Sitting on my own made porch I fire up a configured torch  Then Lay under, should I say What is like a porch light ray And I wait for that one moth Amongst butterflies sought An unwanted reject Like me ready to eject Take me now in this lush With the roar of death; a hush And I will go, amongst this gift Gods Eden unquestioned; my lift My life to stop the bleeding of the land So I protect this marvel, hold her hand Never can't So I chant Let me meld Forest held Me alone a window into the future slightly opened We are all just a moth drawn to a porch light penned  13~11~2014 Sponsor : craig cornish Contest Name : Chopped II ********************************************************* I believe this falls within the 10 to 20 line loose suggestion. This is usually done by the sponsor because it would be difficult to read 35 epic poems and rate them. Because I wanted to create a shape if you count lines as they line up I have more then 20. If I realigned them I would have much less than 20. I believe I stayed within the spirit of the rules. However that is and should be in the hands of the sponsor. I worked very hard towrite this piece for this contest. I loved the process. I have already accomplished everything I wanted to do with this write. I watch the show Chopped all the time.The idea is to be creative with the ingredients. If there is a steak in the basket you better not just cook a steak. The point of the show is using the ingredients creatively never do the obvious. I am happy to have written this piece inspired by the contest. So thank you Craig because I am proud of this write. However below is the ten to twenty line alternative in case you would rather judge it. ********************************************************** Chopped Too - A Rainforest This rainforest trembles An open window in shambles Sitting on my own made porch I fire up a configured torch  Then Lay under, should I say What is like a porch light ray And I wait for that one moth Amongst butterflies sought An unwanted reject Like me ready to eject Take me now in this lush With the roar of death; a hush And I will go, amongst this gift Gods Eden unquestioned; my lift My life to stop the bleeding of the land So I protect this marvel, hold her hand Me alone a window into the future slightly opened We are all just a moth drawn to a porch light penned  13~11~2014 Sponsor : craig cornish Contest Name : Chopped II

Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 2014

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O' Butterfly

O' Butterfly, a child, disgraced, was charmed without a chance Beguiled, exquisitely endowed with wings of fragile lace Such innocence would glaze her eyes, as gossamer might do To woo her far astray with words, of promised wedded bliss Travail would kiss the purest heart, then fill her soul with song She was a tree in blossom, softly charmed of spring and cultured lore disarmed with hope of tender leaves of which the leaves were tongues Lyrics filled the coldest night, no stars to right the wrongs But the moon wore shadows of the sins betrayed by western codes Her nature pure, as gentle rain, was as welcome as the sun Expressed in humble, reverent awe,......and eloquently sung A collector dressed in mock disguise…, without a thought or shame forgetful of her fragile ways, he caught her by surprise A uniform of chloroform, a smile that didn't warn A net, he held, along with schemes, a plot to win her hand then trapped her with a smile, and whims, a ruse of false intent With kisses spent, upon her cheek She flew into the bliss, with trust, a web of false retreat.... The deep abyss of love, she went, her heart upon her sleeve His promises, with no repent, pretense, though, never spent 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
________________________________________________________ Inspired by the opera "Madame Butterfly"

Copyright © Carrie Richards | Year Posted 2013

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The Late Blooming Iris

Lately I have paused, pondering death
But I'm not fit for it's journey yet.

It's not that I loathe meeting death's kind
It will be, for me, an experience of a lifetime.

I've had one stupendous, lovely, awesome gift
A second chance at life I could not resist.

So tell me this... who's thinking of dying?
I am the rainbow. Rain falls, next, I'm smiling.

Lately I have paused, pondering death
But it's out of my hands, my stem's length and breath.

All I have been, isn't all that I am
I've taken a stand to let The Source guide my hands.

I can claim to be a calico, carved by nine lives
Again, and again, I rise with clearer eyes.

I'd assume any form my Maker shapes me to use
Would I be excused, if in your haven I refuse?

I am a flower, even in winter
Even in winter, I am a flower.


Copyright © Iris Elizabeth Sankey-Lewis | Year Posted 2016

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Beauty Kisses The Beast

Sun golden shining warm upon the back speaks
wind cutting cold chills freezing thoughts held
captivating love standing a vigil faraway dream

Touching warm fingers of light in a deep blue painted sky
bewitching clouds gunbarrel grey shooting magic wishes
silver shading arrow points out into the softest peach charms spells

Everything spellbinding shines amazing beautiful enchanting 
snow covered mountains cold winds howling and whistling tunes
bells in the distance calls you're the rock one clings to on Trawbrega's shores

Drawing behind the eyes wind bellowing whispers a blessing tides turn waves
inside joy burns one candle warmly flickering happiness butterflies dance
blue blazes to see the soul of a deeply treasured jewel forever sings

unrhymed tercet 

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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The Butterflies Dance - Whitney

~The Butterflies Dance~ (A Double Whitney) The sun is so warm and nice there is cheer everywhere cause spring has sprung one more time and winter so cold is now gone. The robins have returned and the hibiscus and the roses bloom again to my delight Now I see butterflies dance. Dorian Petersen Potter aka ladydp2000 copyright@2012 January.27.2015

Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter | Year Posted 2015

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Butterflies of Saturn

Here are butterflies that skip 
Dull steps of metamorphosis
No isolation in coocoons
No gorging grubs like fat balloons
 Pure genesis on snow kissed  flowers
Comes with no imperiled hours
Their slow, eternal life begun
Beneath a pink pearlescent sun
Reflecting tints from rainbows born
With pastel lights of endless dawn 
Transcend through fabled time and myth
To form the rings of Saturn's mist.

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney | Year Posted 2013

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'' Fluttering Gems''

As I stood in my garden amongst my flowers,
       A parade of blue butterflies was drifting;
Past my lovely brilliant primrose rock garden,
           They kissed a purple corn flower growing.

They stopped and kissed rainbow painted daisy,
      Drifting over to drooping bleeding hearts;
Resting on white campania with their trumpets,
            Like sparkling garden gems quietly hovering.

Blue larkspur and columbine called for a kiss,
      The tiny rubies twirled over in a waltzing dance;
And between yarrow, sage and yellow tick seed,
            They spotted echinacea and came fluttering. 

Floating on over they kissed orange scabiosa,
      Then the assemblage of sweet butterflies left;
Just stopping for a quick sip of fountain water,
            And gone this parade of fluttering blue gems.
August 11, 2015
(Re-write from 6/6/13, Butterfly Kisses)


Written by Broken Wings 

For the contest,  Butterflies Among Us, sponsor, Skat

Fourth Place

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2015

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Dreaming With Butterflies


Copyright © Sharon Smith | Year Posted 2012

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Global Warming

As I wake up to the dawn of another day
I wrestle with myself and ask why bother
Just another day, without any warmth
There is a chill in my heart, sadly this is true

The coffee pot sings, an attempt to lift spirits
I confess I welcome even this small endeavor
A machine trying to cheer me up,
In this a cold cold cold world

How can this be?
Me so thirsty and cold?
I hypnotically prepare for another day
As I curse Al Gore

I see you all scurry from here to god knows where
Curious I ponder what’s the rush?
Snow falls from a dreary sky
A blanket of white to chill us even more

A child romps happily in springtime meadows
Chasing butterflies and dreams
His heart now filled with Vodka Ice
How did such warmth turn into an ancient glacier?

In the subway deep underground
I see a stranger, a woman, tears falling
Icicles form under her eyes
She too has a frozen heart

I would hug her, with words of comfort
If not for the invisible cold barrier between us
We are many on this subway of desire
So close, yet we all feel the northern winds of loneliness

This world of love and compassion has become frozen
We have forgotten the season of spring
We have been frozen out of emotions garden
We shiver here in the cold together alone

I rise up from the subways depths
I know my heart was murdered by the arctic winds
Something inside of me , cries
Go Go Go melt something, anything

I pass the newsstand selling flowers
I buy one single rose
The woman with icicle tears is nearby
I hand her this rose

I whisper, what this planet needs
Is some global warming
She smiles a sad thank you
As I walk away, hoping 

Global warming takes hold

Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2014

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The Butterfly Flutters By

The Butterfly Flutters By
On a steamy, sun-drenched, summer Sunday, Tree leaves delightfully dancing to the tune of A warm, welcoming, wandering breeze blowing, Metamorphosis now complete, no memory of being yesterday’s creeping caterpillar, The butterfly flutters by.
Blatantly, brazenly, boastfully, Showing off beautiful, brilliant, blue-black and brown wings, Gracefully gliding through a breathtaking, glorious garden, The butterfly shyly pitches from blushing, boldly-colored, buds to fragrant flowers, Cunningly outmaneuvering a competing, hovering hummingbird.
Slyly snatching a satisfying taste of tantalizing, syrupy, sweet nectar From attention-craving, Golden Flame Honeysuckle vines, The butterfly flutters by Cheerfully and completely satiated - Perhaps, already dreaming about tomorrow’s anticipated sugary feast!
Entered in the contest "The Butterfly Flutters By"

Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 2014

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canvas of pond

canvas of pond etched in gray...

lotus frames a halo

Rick Parise's One Broken Monoku
by nette onclaud

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2014

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The Butterfly

I pursued a butterfly through the woods.
It fluttered, just always beyond my reach.
The more I pursued, the more it teased.
Stalking it, like prey, it just fluttered away.
I found  a moss covered log to rest,
Sitting in a serene, secluded spot.
A butterfly came ,sat upon the log.
I caught it in the palm of my hands.
It's wings became a rapid flutter,
Trying to escape my grasp.
I opened my hands , freeing it.
If we pursued things in life,
They become unattainable.
If we sit quietly and reflect,
they become attainable.
Chasing our dreams may be
as allusive as the butterfly.
Finding them as beautiful as the butterfly.

Copyright © Phyllis Babcock | Year Posted 2011

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When the caterpillar thought it was going to die it became a butterfly

The lonely caterpillar crawls through the adversities of life,
wondering what is the point of life, moving at such a slow pace.
Suddenly, a cocoon develops around him and he is like, 
"oh oh, what's going on here"
Darkness surrounds him, but he feels warm and safe, 
maybe this is heaven he thinks to himself.
Suddenly his body begins to mutate, as a magical transformation takes place,
his sleeping bag begins to tear, as light begins to appear.
As he crawls from his resting place, regretting to return to a life of crawling,
he is confused to what he sees before his eyes..
Golden wings appear before him of magnificent beauty,
as he spreads them he elevates to the skies..
Like, OMG! Wow, "what is this all about", he says to himself.
He flies from rose to rose, from daisy to daisy,
losing himself in his own elegance and majesty.
Suddenly he is joined by a cavalry of butterflies,
floating and flourishing so pleasing to the eye.
What the caterpillar thought was his final fate,
was in fact his birth, the beginning of a fragile life, but one of beauty...

Inspired by the quote:  When the caterpillar thought it was going to die, it became a butterfly..
For Butterfly contest by SKAT.
13 August 2015.

Copyright © Silent One | Year Posted 2015

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On Butterfly Wings

On clear bright days I catch a glimpse
Of what is a rare and beautiful sight.
Endangered, once feared to be lost to time
A gem to the butterfly world.
The Monarch making a brave return
Bringing to me a smile on beating wings.
Timeless beauty wrapped in a silk cocoon
Free to flutter where the wind goes.
Dancing on air without missing a beat
Enchanted by your beating heart.
Knowing I have seen rare beauty.
On more than one occasion you have come,
Like the rainbow that comes by.
Peeking through the clouds, around corners.
Reminding me on several occasions,
To follow inspiration, to keep chasing rainbows.
To fly on butterfly wings.

For P.D., who constantly inspires...
Contest 'any old butterfly poem...

Copyright © Shannon Deane | Year Posted 2011

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Butterfly Bush

Purple butterfly
Bush grows weary with it’s load
Covered with gold wings

Copyright © Regina Riddle | Year Posted 2014

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A Butterfly Inside --The Butterfly Flutters By

I feel a butterfly inside;
Its wings are cramped within my breast.
The weight of flesh, o dull cocoon,
Prohibits my free flight. At best
I only soar inside; my wings--
Gossamer, light, remain untried.
I wait...I wait...until the day
The barred' cage is flung aside
And airy wings lift toward the skies.

I have felt this graceful creature 
Flutter faintly deep inside;
Then, at times, so ardently,
I think no way will it abide!
It will be loosed! Its wish to fly
Will push the bars of flesh aside.
Determined is this butterfly 
To show its colors multiplied
And wing its way through azure skies.

The time is drawing near, I'm sure;
The throbbing swells within my heart.
The cumbrous cocoon, filled with life,
Is bursting now, falling apart.
The butterfly is breaking free;
No more its wings will tightly furl,
But lightly spread upon the breeze 
Their filmy webs, gilded and pearled...
The butterfly flutters by the world...

Copyright © Faye Gibson | Year Posted 2014

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One Thousand White Butterflies

Soft walls undulate like liquid steel
Metamorphic pulsations
Iridescent glow
Spiritual guides
Ushering departed souls

Rippling contractions
From cocoon-like womb
Bringing forth new breath
Replenishing blown out candles
Eyes scrunched
Painful cry
Drowned out by the rustling
One thousand butterflies taking flight

Snowflake-like beings
Spreading their light

Within the night
Eternity is born
A baby raises his tiny fists
Mother's tears turn to joy
Floating heavenward on delicate wings
A child is born

Written with Monterey Sirak.
Thankyou for letting me join you in flight!

For SKAT's butterflys amongst us contest.

Copyright © Richard Lamoureux | Year Posted 2013

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Butterfly Dreams

Giving in to desires dreams of butterflies,
Dancing to internal rhythms pulsing beat,
Finding Heaven's scent, devils delight, sighs; 
Wanting temptations forbidden fruits heat.

Come to where butterflies desires go to kiss,
On wings that whisper of earthly tones,
Carried to heights of sublime bliss;
While butterflies whisper orgasmic moans.

Plunging deeper, coaxing french vanilla cream,
Eyes wide open drinking in butterfly dew,
Giving in to butterflies secret desires to dream;
Devouring ambrosial butterfly nectar anew.

Trembling beneath each stroke of butterfly wings,
Release struggling to cascade in brilliant form,
Tender hushed whispers, as the heart sings;
Caught off guard during a butterfly storm.

Copyright © Shannon Deane | Year Posted 2011

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Poetry is a Risky Business

Poetry is a Risky Business

The Recipe for Poetry

Open stereo
Turn volume medium high
Poor 3 shots of whiskey
Add 2 bottles of wine
Open 1 bag of chips
Add one box of Oreos
Listen to Alice Cooper
Then Abba
Then Dance of the knights
Then listen to all 3 at the same time
Stick pins into the doll of your ex
For added drama add some ketchup
Open up 2 brands of cheese
Because that shows some class that you have 2 types on hand
Do this
Before opening second bottle of wine
This way you’re not an alcoholic
Turn on some Paul McCartney and Uriah Heep
During moments the stereo is on high volume
Sing along
Down to the skivvies it is, if you have a hockey stick
A little air guitar for some added inspiration
Cut up some Edgar Allen Poe poems
To put between the Oreos and cheese
Eat till the feeling of darkness overcomes you
Let your thoughts simmer 5 hours
Voila done

When you wake up
You should have 1 or 2 poems facing you

Copyright © arthur vaso | Year Posted 2015

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Ohoo, little butterfly

Ohoo, little butterfly........ (Poem for children) Ohoo little butterfly, what a beautiful sight of you Flying so high and circling around the trees Your wings are so beautiful with sparkling colours My eyes are dazzling when I look at you When you are a caterpillar, curled up on a leaf When you begin to fly then you are a beautiful butterfly When the spring comes you make everyone happy but during the winter you hide and make us sad When you are dancing through the sky feeling those stars are so close to our eyes You cannot make any sound but you see the world clearly So many stories are made for you and our children are so crazy on you Hope they will not catch you and keep you with them and allow you to live freely in this world forever. Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka All rights are reserved @2015

Copyright © Ravi Sathasivam | Year Posted 2015

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- Delicate Balance, Divine And Fragile -

Always inside living thoughts 
Once held a vision adoring thee  
Beholding beams though these eyes
Star spangled one look totally breathless  

This heart's calling your name precious
Together uniting  strengths join within power
Making hopes and dreams come alive
Saying onto myself breathtakingly gorgeous 

Adding this truly wonderful music 
Into the soul princess cut deeply singing tunes develop 
In every echo out of this world
I wish to retake the perfect soft breath held 
Melting golden feelings burning gasps warmly sigh 

Why do I love you so 
Wearing the glass slippers 
Fragile as a newborn butterfly taking flight
In all the flowers freshly plucked 
Standing out most beautiful 

A diamond rose stunning dewdrops sparkle 
Touching, kissing, loving you forever more
Holding someone special always showing them
how deeply appreciated they are 

Fireworks display our passion to share
in a world filled promise 
Conveying the love inside each tiny seed
picking you one precious gem 

Your words are sparkling wine
your presence divine 
Your beauty makes me comfortable dizzy
Intoxicating drunken in anything you wish 
becomes the soul command 
In the distance ~ the dying sun forever sleeps with you one dream obeys 

A Collaborated Poem 07.11.2015
Anne-Lise Andresen, and Liam Mc Daid

Copyright © liam mcdaid | Year Posted 2015

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In A Perfect World

I am a blue butterfly, These woods I wish to occupy; Sun warm wings- then there is flight, Started life in these woods at night. My perfect life is fluttering, I make no sound or uttering; I dream of living here a sprite, Started life in these woods at night. I feed on the nectar of flowers, Swirl and dance in rain showers; And I rest in the dappled light, Started life in these woods at night. I am a symbol of the soul, Oh, a longer life is my goal; Perfect- would be forever flight, Started life in these woods at night. ______________________ February 15, 2016 Kyrielle/Personification For the contest, In A Perfect World sponsor, Catie Lindsey Did not place in contest.

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2016

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in my red dream

a red butterfly
stirred me from my crimson sheets-
                           kissed my scarlet lips

March 2, 2016


For the contest, United Colours: Red
sponsor, Silent One

Second Place

Copyright © Broken Wings | Year Posted 2016

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              Spring comes, cool breeze flows
              conveying the message of peace
            with a pleasant and perfumed blow.
           Flowers blossom with redolent fumes.
           Butterflies worried for their marriage 
               inviting friends,with paused tune.
                   Linda, Sandra dress up nice,
                  Jean, James come with smile,
               Andrea, Anne please come in time,
          Devnath, don't forget your camera mobile.
              Let us rush to Laila Garden, to enjoy
                the decoration arranged by spring
                 the fragrance, main dish of party
                       served by pleasant wind.

                 Come with me to bless the couples.
             Flowers are brides, butterflies are grooms.
                          Grass hoppers  are there
                 to welcome us, with melodious tune.
               As a beautiful tent, trees stand strong
                           wearing emerald crown.
       To ensure our comfort, earth covered it's surface
               with carpet of grass, mild golden green.
                       I know, you all came with gift
                            to show your stardom.
                           Don't worry, I am here
                       please handed it over to me
                            without any confusion. 

                    Written on 29th April, 2016

Copyright © Manmath Dalei | Year Posted 2016