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Spirit dance of butterflies

~ Many, many years ago when everything was new There lived a lovely butterfly her wings of brightest blue Every day was happy as she fluttered all around Visiting each precious bloom the gardens they were found Till one long day by courier a message she received The news was far from happy now causing her to grieve Her mate was lost in battle it broke her fragile heart Never more would there be joy her world was torn apart To show her grief she slowly removed her precious wings Discarded everything she loved the memories they bring Then wrapped about her body in a way to show her grief A drab cocoon of teardrops as she sat in disbelief She could not eat, could not sleep her sadness did abound So worried was her family they often came around Not to be a burden she packed her many things Into a burlap bundle as well, her precious wings She took off on a journey as every day was kept A map of where she traveled by teardrops she had wept The sadness so consuming her head she held so low Downcast eyes the path she took a heart that’s beating slow Crossing o’er the meadows, along the gravel street Touching each and every stone beneath her tiny feet Around the world she walked lest journeys filled in length For many days and many months running short of strength About to end the story her broken heart near death She prayed for time to hurry her last and final breath For love had left her empty wandering alone That day her mate did breathe no more the message she was shown When seemingly from nowhere the beauty smooth and sweet A stone now lay upon the ground below her tired feet So mesmerizing was this stone a wondrous joyous feel Within its loveliness she found her sorrow slowly heal It lay as a reminder that ugliness had played But found within this sorrow some beauty was displayed And then her eyes did open the perfect shade of brown When now she noticed wonders were waiting to be found Like diamonds in a river a perfect flower’s bloom So happy had she now become, she cast off her cocoon Shook the dust from on her wings the brightest color blue Put them on and offered thanks this chance at life anew She danced the dance of butterflies and spread her story wide To family and friends alike the truth she did confide In loss there will be sadness but never lose your sight Remember all the good you had and you will be alright In everything is beauty each moment that you greet Whether in the rising sun or stones beneath your feet Always find the goodness it lies before your eyes I promise you’ll find happiness when you realize Dance now with me butterflies spread your fancy wings Follow me this autumn eve and see the joy it brings If ever you feel sorrow just don’t forget the chance Gives thanks to all the good you have and let your spirit dance ~
10/1/19 Writing Challenge, October -Butterfly- Sponsor, Dear Heart - Wiishkobi Ode

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Date: 10/8/2019 7:30:00 PM
Chris congratulations on your win in my writing challenge with this wonderful poem!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/9/2019 8:53:00 AM
Thank you so much for sponsoring such a fun contest. It was my honor to participate
Date: 10/6/2019 12:49:00 PM
congratulations on your win my friend :) hugs
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Chris Green
Date: 10/9/2019 8:53:00 AM
Thank you Sandy for everything. : )
Date: 10/6/2019 11:46:00 AM
- Lovely described, Chris ... congratulations on a great win in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Chris Green
Date: 10/9/2019 8:52:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend.
Date: 10/6/2019 4:08:00 AM
That was so fantastic and incredibly creative. I really need to dance with the butterfly's more often. Maybe tomorrow I will try and find one;) Congratulations on your win!!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/9/2019 8:52:00 AM
I hope you find that butterfly my friend. Thank you so much for your kind comments
Date: 10/5/2019 11:39:00 PM
Congratulations for your win, Chris :)
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Chris Green
Date: 10/9/2019 8:51:00 AM
Thank you so much Heidi
Date: 10/4/2019 1:18:00 PM
This poem is so beautifully composed with a sage message Chris. Best wishes for a high placement! xxoo
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Chris Green
Date: 10/4/2019 1:38:00 PM
Thanks Connie, I appreciate you reading the entire thing. I am happy you liked it, I had some concerns with it, especially its length but I just went with it.
Date: 10/2/2019 6:54:00 PM
A lovely poem, Chris, should do well for you.
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Chris Green
Date: 10/3/2019 7:20:00 AM
Thanks so very much Beth.
Date: 10/2/2019 6:05:00 PM
Every word in every stanza belonged and pulled me in. so amazing the flow and imagery. This is definitely the winner! Wow!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/3/2019 7:20:00 AM
Thank you again Jeanne. Your kind words humble me.
Date: 10/2/2019 1:36:00 PM
Wowza! This is just sublime, Chris:-) Instant fave!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/3/2019 7:20:00 AM
Thanks so very much Edward. I am thrilled you liked this
Date: 10/1/2019 10:03:00 PM
Wow! I say: Close the contest now. This is the first place winner. Everyone else is competing for second. What a wondrous narrative, hauntingly imaged with the tears and the cocoon, of a butterfly's 'journey to the bottom and back.' Just a gorgeous love story, Chris. Bravo! Best wishes, Gershon
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Edward Ibeh
Date: 10/2/2019 1:42:00 PM
"I wasn't really all that sure of this one"....Chris, you trippin'!....LOL
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Chris Green
Date: 10/2/2019 8:37:00 AM
Wow, your kind words humble me my friend. I wasn't really all that sure of this one but it seems many have enjoyed it. I appreciate you dear poet
Date: 10/1/2019 8:19:00 PM
Hi again. My friend just read this and said this is splendidly perfect and flows so well! :) She loved it!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/2/2019 8:36:00 AM
Thanks Heidi for sharing this with your friend. I am thrilled she liked it so much.
Date: 10/1/2019 4:33:00 PM
Oh my word. This poem is amazing! What a powerful story. A favorite for me. Thank you for sharing this beautiful poem :)
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Chris Green
Date: 10/1/2019 4:42:00 PM
Thank you so much Heidi. I am really happy you liked this one and happy you stuck around and read the entire thing. : )
Date: 10/1/2019 2:30:00 PM
Well this is a flippin triumph Chris!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/1/2019 2:38:00 PM
Well, thanks for flippin through Nina. : ) I appreciate your kindness always.
Date: 10/1/2019 2:20:00 PM
Chris, I hung on every line of this remarkable poem, wishing I could have been more like the butterfly after a period of grief. She still found all the beauty in life and was able to move forward with grace. Truly, this is a winner. I've never read a more compelling poem about a butterfly and the personification is perfect. Winning wishes headed your way, Carolyn (a big-time fave)
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Chris Green
Date: 10/1/2019 2:37:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, I wasn't real sure about this, it felt a bit too long and rushed and I guess because it was so long I felt rushed towards the end. I do appreciate your kindness and I am thrilled you liked this so much. Thank you again my friend.
Date: 10/1/2019 1:28:00 PM
This is a wonderful write with a depth of meaning, is there no line limit? I would hate for this not to place because of it's length, but obviously you checked that! I think Constance will love it, (as I do!)
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Chris Green
Date: 10/1/2019 1:33:00 PM
I did check and there is no line limit listed. But I know long poems don't always fair so well around here. I am happy though that you liked it my friend.
Date: 10/1/2019 11:49:00 AM
A beautiful presentation in so many ways, brimming with compassion and insight, wisdom and encouragement. The ending has me wanting to dance <3
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Chris Green
Date: 10/1/2019 11:51:00 AM
Thank you so much my friend. (Check my replies below) I am thrilled though that you liked this and it has your feet moving, dancing is fun. : )
Date: 10/1/2019 11:44:00 AM
You always did butterflies so beautifully! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face!;)
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Chris Green
Date: 10/1/2019 11:50:00 AM
Thank you so much Brenda. Like I told Sandy below, I know this is not very good and probably way too long but I am happy you enjoyed it and thankful for the kindness you always show to me.
Date: 10/1/2019 11:32:00 AM
wow...i could feel this one...the pain and sorrow and then the beauty in the end, great advice in the closing verses...gorgeous write my friend! love this :) hugs
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Chris Green
Date: 10/1/2019 11:35:00 AM
Thank you for being so kind Sandy but I know this not one of my best. I got a bit carried away with this thing, it took on a mind of it's own and I just let go where it wanted to go. I truly appreciate you taking the time to read this long winded poem and I am happy you liked it.