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Butterfly Butterfly sweet, lovely wings of gossamer gold. Stretch your tips to the stars, as that is the reality of freedom. Glide for hours above the clouds, created by the soft fog of morning, to find your balance and place, in the world. Do what you need to do, to be all that you need to be. I miss the way you spoke, the way you whispered secrets to my heart. You made me young again, when others made me old before my time. I wish you would come home. Where are you "rainbow-colors" on air? Where is it that you go in the day, and where do you end up in the night? Come home, daughter. Come home, Selah. Come home.

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Date: 6/8/2022 7:59:00 PM
ya pulled on Dad's strings....thank you
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Date: 6/2/2022 1:04:00 PM
Ann, I enjoyed this poem from two angles, that of a butterfly aficionado, and as a parent of adult children. I resonate with your bittersweet musings. "Do what you need to do, to be all that you need to be" is a loving parent's wish for their child, combined with the longing that they will return and satisfy the desire for relationship. Congratulations for your POTW recognition ~ John
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Date: 5/30/2022 5:29:00 AM
Beautiful, heartfelt metaphor, one that as a mother will resonate throughout the years.... she will return with wings even more beautiful! Congratulations on your POTW....so well deserved. :)Paulette
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Date: 5/30/2022 3:33:00 AM
What a powerful call of mother to daughter ~ tugs at the heart, congrats on POTW, Ann
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Date: 5/29/2022 6:55:00 PM
Ann, your thoughts touch my heart so deeply. At this moment, my daughter is with me. She graduated from high school last weekend. I am watching her bloom right before my eyes. (It's beautiful and sad, all at the same time) She is about to glide through the wind and experience life. It is hard to let go, but I must. You have penned such a beautiful, yet emotional poem. I know you will see your daughter again. Congratulations my dear friend, on Poem of the Week. My best to you. Hugs, Brandy
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Date: 5/29/2022 1:50:00 PM
Ann, beautiful poem, I love butterflies and congratulations on receiving the POEM OF THE WEEK honor, blessings ~Constance
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Date: 5/29/2022 12:07:00 PM
I deeply felt your passionate plea to your daughter. I could relate so well to your anguished pain. It is most difficult to see our children fly away, but please know she will return. Daughter’s have a special bond with their mothers. If you were close in the past you will be again as time passes. Your poem is very beautiful Ann. Congratulations on having it honored with Poem of the Week. Blessings xxoo
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Date: 5/29/2022 7:39:00 AM
The rhythm and flow of a butterfly. Congratulations on your POTW honor, Ann. Smiles ~ Blessings, Bill
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Date: 5/29/2022 7:06:00 AM
Congratulation on your POTW win. A great and powerful write. Love It. Life is filled with pain and I don't know why. Have a great/blessed~~day/week............
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Date: 5/26/2022 8:47:00 AM
So, heart rendinly moving, wishing you peace. Best wishes to you and your family. Robert
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Date: 5/26/2022 3:15:00 AM
Great work on "butterfly"...Beautiful and a sad poem Ann...Best wishes to your family and you...May god always shower you with joy and togetherness!
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Date: 5/25/2022 7:35:00 AM
This is so heartfelt. I felt the emotions and love for your daughter throughout. Best to you and your family Ann.
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Date: 5/24/2022 11:26:00 PM
Oh Ann what a absolutely heart wrenching beautiful and sad poem….it made me emotional. I’m sorry for your sadness….sending a cuddle. Debxx
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Ann Foster
Date: 5/25/2022 6:57:00 AM
Ever so kind my friend. Our children sometimes make us sad...but they are also our joy... Hugs. Blessings on your day. Ann
Date: 5/24/2022 8:10:00 PM
Wow, your lovely, ethereal poetic words sent me soaring to the sky, Ann! I felt the yearning and love for your “butterfly” daughter… beautiful and a fave! :)
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Ann Foster
Date: 5/25/2022 6:57:00 AM
I am so pleased you enjoyed the write. Thank you... Blessing on your day. Ann
Date: 5/24/2022 3:21:00 PM
Ann, this is such a beautiful and touching composition with such profound understanding and vivid imagery. The dilemma is that you want your daughter Selah to be happy and successful, but you also want her to have a life of her own. And at the same time, you miss her voice and being there with you, pleading with her to come back to the house. I have faith that she will see the value of this precious message from her mother.
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Ann Foster
Date: 5/25/2022 6:56:00 AM
I miss her very much. God bless you and thank you for your lovely words. Ann
Date: 5/24/2022 3:13:00 PM
Hello Ann this is so sad when your own daughter has cancer. She could be strong and pull herself through this illness. I wish you the best Ann. Hugs.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/25/2022 7:32:00 AM
Hello Ann thank you for the lovely comment. God bless you my friend......Darlene
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Ann Foster
Date: 5/25/2022 6:56:00 AM
You are ever so kind my friend. God bless you day. Ann