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Butterfly in My Pocket

I have a butterfly in my pocket, that will never fly again. When I think back to yesterday, it’s a pretty reminder of my pain. Butterflies aren’t meant for pockets, you my dear were not meant for me. I have my pretty reminder, that without me you are free. We kissed in the sunlight, a butterfly landed on your toes. It elicited smiles and laughter, I loved how you crinkled your nose. Bright skies filled with clouds, in just a matter of days. A butterfly stays just a season, how I miss your delicate ways. You left me without warning, I saw our butterfly on the ground. Like you no words were spoken, my heart made a breaking sound. So I put our butterfly in my pocket, imagined you flying again. I’m left to ponder my sorrow, with a pretty reminder of my pain.

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Date: 3/20/2020 2:29:00 PM
A Really heart felt piece of writing , I’d class this as poetry in all its glory
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Date: 12/11/2019 10:09:00 PM
An excellent, metaphorical piece Richard. You have put such gentle emotion throughout this poetic gem. Such gentle sadness Richard, I love the content. Have a wonderful Thursday. Blessings....Mike. A Fave.
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Date: 8/28/2019 9:39:00 AM
That's sad. But love the writing...Thank you.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 8/28/2019 10:04:00 AM
I’m pleased you love it.
Date: 7/31/2019 11:17:00 AM
Delicately and tenderly written. Great job
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/31/2019 11:21:00 AM
Thanks Mitra.
Date: 7/25/2019 8:26:00 AM
Much craft in this sweet and tender poem Richard. Enjoyed!
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 7/25/2019 10:07:00 AM
Thanks Eric.
Date: 5/22/2019 7:34:00 AM
Title of your poem attracted me. Butterfly not to put in pocket. Let it be free to fly again, still you will have your pretty reminder of pain.
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Date: 5/15/2019 5:51:00 PM
So poignant......I like the metaphor of a delicate butterfly trapped in a pocket. Have you seen the picture of Whalt Whitman with the paper butterfly on his finger. I wrote about it on my Blog once. https://suzpaperdaze.blogspot.com/2012/12/inspiration-is-curious-thing.html
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Date: 5/11/2019 3:34:00 PM
Subtle and heartfelt. A "pretty reminder of my pain," is real good. The paradox within the metaphor...i like!
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Date: 5/2/2019 10:28:00 AM
WoW! Richard, Your title alone grabbed my undivided attention. What a deep and meaningful poem you have written on the topic of losing someone special. Your poetry often Wows me and this write was no exception.Congratulations on getting the poem of day. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 5/2/2019 10:31:00 AM
Thanks Alexis. :0)
Date: 4/28/2019 2:27:00 PM
Came back to FAVE this one. Simply splendid, Richard! :) gw
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Date: 4/28/2019 5:57:00 AM
What a gentle spirit flutters through these lines. :)
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/28/2019 10:30:00 AM
Thanks P.S.
Date: 4/25/2019 10:04:00 AM
Thanks for drawing my attention to this, Richard. I have some catching up to do. How lovely. Missing someone is sorrowful, but there is a sweetness to it as well. Congrats on POTD. you keep knocking them out of the ballpark. I wrote a poem along the same lines quite some time ago.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/25/2019 10:38:00 AM
Thanks Eileen, hugs Rick. It was a nice surprise for two of my last three to be honoured.
Date: 4/18/2019 6:09:00 PM
Bittersweet, such is love and loss.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/25/2019 10:38:00 AM
Thanks for visiting.
Date: 4/17/2019 8:14:00 AM
Delicate like a butterfly..your poem evokes images of pain but also the joy of being with a beloved..a splendid depiction of life in just a few lines. Congrats Richard on poem of the day..belated because I was away for one week.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/17/2019 9:05:00 AM
Thanks Vijay.
Date: 4/12/2019 5:16:00 PM
Such as well-deserved poignant poem for POTD! Congrats, Richard! ~ Gershon
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/12/2019 6:53:00 PM
Thanks again Gershon.
Date: 4/12/2019 3:34:00 PM
I see that you made the 100 Best New List too, Richard! Such a beautiful, metaphorically written poem indeed, and congrats for that, as well as a belated congrats for your POTD honor! Sandra
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/12/2019 4:11:00 PM
Thanks Sandra, much appreciated.
Date: 4/12/2019 3:17:00 PM
Congrats for being on the Best New List, Richard. I wasn't aware I was on the list til you brought it to me attention. Thanks for the alert. Best to you - BoB
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/12/2019 4:11:00 PM
Thanks Bob, I always enjoy your story telling. Its good to see you appreciated.
Date: 4/11/2019 3:21:00 AM
This poem is so tender yet sad Richard. It is beautifully penned and so deserving of POTD! Congratulations! : ) xxoo
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/11/2019 8:10:00 AM
You are sweet, thanks Connie.
Date: 4/9/2019 7:52:00 PM
Oh, such sweet sadness and poetic artistry, Richard. I love this metaphoric gem of lost love and its beautiful expression of heartbroken longing and pain. Congratulations on your wonderful and well deserved recognition with POTD honors. Warmest wishes always, my friend.. ~Susan
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/10/2019 5:21:00 PM
Thanks Susan.
Date: 4/9/2019 6:08:00 PM
I just love this one, Richard. I almost always love metaphorical poems, but yours is extra special. I see it garnered a POTD . Much deserved. Congratulations and a fave.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2019 6:38:00 PM
Yes, it was a nice surprise, especially since I have not posted much of late.
Date: 4/9/2019 11:37:00 AM
Metaphorically delightful, Richard. Congrats on p.o.t.d. Regards // paul
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2019 11:50:00 AM
Thanks Paul.
Date: 4/9/2019 1:37:00 AM
Back to say congrats on POTD Richard. Tom
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/9/2019 8:13:00 AM
Thanks Tom.
Date: 4/8/2019 9:29:00 PM
OMG Emile, this is so so beautiful. NO WONDER it make POTD! iI think I will never forget this poem. It almost makes me cry....p.s. faved
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/8/2019 11:49:00 PM
Thanks Carol, so glad you like it.
Date: 4/8/2019 6:36:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD hugs Eve
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/8/2019 6:37:00 PM
Thanks for the hug and congrats Eve. Hugs back to you.
Date: 4/8/2019 5:26:00 PM
The tale of a lover, the experience of a once loved heart. The pains wasn't about the love but about the obstruction and dislocation of their love joints. Well penned Richard, congratulations on your poem of the day.
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Richard Lamoureux
Date: 4/8/2019 5:54:00 PM
Thanks, much appreciated.
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