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The wings of butterflies

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The wings of butterflies


On the wings of butterflies shall I depart
From a land so forsaken
Who am I in this world of gloom
Blown on the breeze as the leaves of fall
Or guided by the color of the flighted ones




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  1. Date: 7/23/2011 1:06:00 PM
    this is so pretty, Russell. I am glad to see it won in pd's contest. Congrats.

  1. Date: 7/22/2011 6:13:00 AM
    Congrats Russell on your super special win with this brilliant beauty ...enjoy honor luv..

  1. Date: 7/22/2011 5:29:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win with your wonderful poetry in P.D.'s contest Russell. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 6:42:00 PM
    Simply beautiful. And I love the brevity. Which makes it quite a gem. Congratulations on your win, Russell.

  1. Date: 7/8/2011 6:39:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS! on the placement...simple but elegant with the expressions....*_*junjun

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 1:36:00 PM
    Excellent writing, Russell. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/7/2011 1:31:00 PM
    Beautiful and meaningful, Russell. Many cograts on your SUPER WIN, Lainie

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 6:58:00 AM
    Many conngratulations on your win in Constance's "The Unwritten" contest Russell. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 7/6/2011 5:09:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Constance's "The Unwritten" contest Russell. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 2:48:00 PM
    My congratulations on this win in the contest, Russell

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 1:21:00 PM
    …russel, swinging cheers to you for the amazing award!! :) huggs

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 12:43:00 PM
    Congrats Russell on your excellent win with this dynamic entry luv.. superb words ..enjoy with luv.

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 10:41:00 AM
    I love this! Many congrats, Russell : )

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 10:14:00 AM
    Congratulations Russell on your win in my contest with this splendid poem~~

  1. Date: 7/5/2011 4:52:00 AM
    oh russel, full of substance in such few words.. i'm blown away.. winning wishes with huggs!:)nette

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 3:44:00 PM
    excellent Russell and good luck in the contest luv.. very powerful lines of imagery exist here with a touch of imagination ... enjoyed the butterflies as they are my fav in Nature luv..God's lovely creations..

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 2:44:00 PM
    Lovely write, Russell