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Butterfly Dreams

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Butterfly Dreams

Saturday
The day she rewrote herself
No more sad songs
With livelier tunes she sings along
She has welcomed the call of opposites
When she wishes to be alone she calls a friend
If she is sad she tries on happy 
At first a game of pretend

She changes her hair
Relishes how the young men stare
Subtle differences from the outside in
She knows all things have to begin
One step at a time
Rewritten line by line

This all feels like a Dream
The changes pick up steam
She now looks in the mirror
She's not confronted by fear
She doesn't look away
Her life has become OK

Not a simple chore
But this woman wanted more
Tired of waiting 
Locked behind a dark door
That was not the life
She had been made for

That other her 
Has gone away
Endless night 
Exchanged for day

Reality from imagination
The person she is was there
She may not have known
Yet others were aware
Butterfly wings
Beauty redefined
Etched in bright colors
Spread out with her mind

Dedicated to Colleen




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  1. Date: 1/29/2014 11:05:00 PM

    Richard What a lovely and beautiful write for this special person. I could feel all the emotion and love for her flowing from your heart onto the page. Nicely done Thanks for the wonderful comment on my Why God poem.

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 10:56:00 AM

    Thank you so much for your love and kindness. I am leaving the soup. Can't deal with the drama on here. I am having surgery tomorrow morning. The infection is so bad they are keeping me after surgery instead of outpatient. 6 months of hurting I hope this takes care of it. Keep that pen flowing. Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 1/9/2014 11:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry to hear you are leaving, I try to float above the drama but must admit my bubble gets popped from time to time. You are still in my prayers, I hope you change your mind.
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 10:03:00 PM

    wonderful slice of life imagery, rich!.. congrats!..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 8/8/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Nette
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:49:00 AM

    Richard, , Congratulations! :-) :-) thank you for making my day a nice one... When you have time enjoy the winners and my beautiful blog * Called "Title That Reminds Me Of You" http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=15763&PoetID=18720 ...always & forever *LINDA :-) >>>>>>>>>>

  1. Date: 6/29/2013 9:17:00 AM

    had to revisit this one.Now I need to visit Baby Unicorn

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 5:37:00 PM

    Nicely done dedication you penned here. I'll have to read from Colleen. I've been off line for 2 1/2 weeks. just got my pc back last night. Nice to read good poetry ;}

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/21/2013 7:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Debbie, so nice to have your visit
  1. Date: 5/19/2013 12:46:00 AM

    Sometimes I get a bit carried away with my commenting! I'll be sitting at my desk with the intention of posting a "short and sweet" comment, and it ends up being pages long... but I'm glad I don't bore you with my excessive rambling... LOL!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/19/2013 6:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Never bored!
  1. Date: 5/18/2013 7:54:00 PM

    A very beautiful Dedication... Colleen's a very special poet friend. and she deserves our love.. I read her latest poem this morning, and her emotions are broken... I am glad she knows we care... LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/19/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, I hope she is able to step out of the dark.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 11:42:00 PM

    I don't know Colleen very well, but the few times I have seen her around she seems like a very kind soul. I loved the part that went "That is the not life she has been made for"... it's captivating and makes me think of imprisonment... of knowing there's so much more out for you, but all you have at this moment is a window so you can see what you're missing. I hope she likes her dedication (I sure did).

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/18/2013 6:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like your response Tim it is very poetic.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 9:25:00 PM

    Very lovely poetry, you seem to be very in tune with the female psych, well done fellow poet xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/18/2013 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Rose, I think when it comes down to it the emotions are the same for men and women it is the way that they ate expressed that is different. That may be more due to the way that we are socialized.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 4:28:00 PM

    Such a display of images... You always know what to write and how to express it in the most elegant way. Reading you is like looking at a craftsman tediously working on a canvas. The more we looked and anticipated, the more the images flicker here and there to assemble with the last touch a complete work of art!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/17/2013 4:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Guru Jad, nice to have a visit from you.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 3:24:00 PM

    SERIOUSLY!I just grabbed the computer and turned it on.came straight here.THANK YOU.and first to comment again

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/17/2013 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What is lost can be found. Time to get out your pen and start with the first line.
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 5/17/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It is fitting that you should be the first to comment. Hugs Rick
    Bono Avatar Colleen Bono Date: 5/17/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am so lost right now.