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Butterfly Beauty

From our youth, we have been taught that beauty is only skin deep; and “It’s in the eyes of the beholder”, is what we like to teach. Many a head has been turned, and our hearts have taken a leap. It was breathtaking, as our captured hearts skipped a beat. I absolutely understand this, and I do tend to agree. Many were the working hours of driving through the marsh mellow wetlands. I paused but could not stall as I took in the blessings of beauty in the Fall. So pleasing and peacefully, the feathered fowls played, rested, and feasted. So honored and privileged was I just to watch and breathe with the birds. I have witnessed the carefree and feathered beauty of butterflies flying by. Such artistic mixtures of colors often arrest and capture even this stoic guy. And I’m reminded that such beauty was earned in a cocoon, and not given. It was born out of strength and patience, and not made-up quickies. Time was crucial, and the work was hard, as the moth long endured. The butterfly has taught me that beauty develops in stages and unfolds over time. I must continue to learn to wait and dutifully labor through the hard times. Millions of the Monarch Butterflies spend their winters in Central Mexico. Come Spring, may I too, like butterflies, spread my wings and take flight. 12052015PS Contest: For Men Only( Would You, Could You) Write About Butterflies. 2nd contest entry 6/29/20, Butterflies And Marshes Mellow, Kai Michael Neumann

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Date: 12/19/2015 9:06:00 AM
I enjoyed this winning piece!
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curtis johnson
Date: 12/19/2015 10:21:00 AM
Thks Richard for your compliment
Date: 12/18/2015 11:21:00 PM
Great take with this lovely poem curtis.. Congrats on big win!
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curtis johnson
Date: 12/19/2015 10:22:00 AM
Thank you Dr. Upma.
Date: 12/18/2015 3:57:00 PM
Congrats on he placement here Curtis.'
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curtis johnson
Date: 12/19/2015 10:23:00 AM
Thks Joe.
Date: 12/18/2015 8:27:00 AM
A thoughtful write, Curtis. Well done. regards, Viv
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curtis johnson
Date: 12/18/2015 9:55:00 AM
Thank you Viv. Blessings and MC. Curtis
Date: 12/18/2015 1:54:00 AM
Curtis, Congratulations on your wonderful butterfly win. Love LINDA
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curtis johnson
Date: 12/18/2015 9:57:00 AM
Thank you Poet Destroyer A for your kind compliment. MC. curtis
Date: 12/17/2015 7:35:00 PM
CURTIS, I'm impressed, I guess men can write about any given theme. Thank you for supporting my contest. It was a delight to host. I'm still smiling after reading and closing and posting my new blog. Congratulations on your AWESOME WIN... Stop by my latest Blog "I GUESS THEY CAN... HOW ABOUT IT LADIES???" help celebrate and tell me why you decided to join THIS contest. Looking forward in hearing from you. Love SKAT
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curtis johnson
Date: 12/17/2015 10:29:00 PM
SKAT A. From day one, you have always been so supportive and encouraging. Thanks for you great compliments. Curtis.