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I stood and stared at vivid things Yellows, white, and neon blues, From tiny ones, with tiny wings To graceful giants, in lustrous hues. There were dandies garbed in polka dots Others bore alluring eyes, Some wore shimmering silver spots As mother nature donned disguise. Yet for those butterflies I wept, Their wondrous ruses to no avail, For in glass cases they are kept, Collected, killed, and then impaled. Entry for 'Impaled' poetry contest Sponsored by Anthony Slausin. 22/7/2019. Placed 1st.

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Date: 5/21/2020 6:05:00 PM
Hello Gary Smith I think that the butterflies should be free to fly whereever. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/22/2020 1:11:00 PM
Hello Gary Smith, you are welcomed. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Date: 5/21/2020 6:33:00 PM
Thank you Darlene. :)
Date: 8/21/2019 10:29:00 PM
A poignant write!!! Congratulations on the deserving win :)
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Date: 8/22/2019 7:18:00 AM
Thank you Swetha. :)
Date: 8/9/2019 3:57:00 PM
Butterflies are so beautiful out in the gardens. so sad to see them stuck with pins in a display cabinet - you took impaled to a whole new level Gary, many congrats on your trophy win:-) hugs jan xx
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Date: 8/9/2019 4:02:00 PM
Thank you Jan, I always found such displays quite disturbing. :)
Date: 8/8/2019 7:59:00 AM
A very poignant and touching poem! It reminds me that beautiful and fragile things should be loved and admired in their natural setting, not acquired and preserved 'under glass'.
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Date: 8/8/2019 8:00:00 AM
Thank you David. :)
Date: 8/8/2019 1:58:00 AM
Great take on the theme Gary. I loved butterflies as a girl - still do, and mourn them being so few these days - but I could never bear to see their corpses pinned in glass cabinets. Always seemed macabre. Before I even knew what macabre meant! How undignified for those proud polka-dotted dandies. Congratulations on your shiny trophy!
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Date: 8/8/2019 4:45:00 AM
Thank you Nina. :)
Date: 8/7/2019 12:51:00 PM
How did I miss this one? Congrats, Gary on your #1 trophy win in the contest! ~ gw
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Date: 8/7/2019 1:13:00 PM
Thank you Gershon. :)
Date: 8/7/2019 9:39:00 AM
So well done Gary, I feel much the same. Congratulations on your well deserved trophy win! (I have four teeny weeny Monarch Butterfly babies I am hoping to raise and release~) xomo
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Date: 8/7/2019 9:45:00 AM
Thank you Maureen. :)
Date: 8/7/2019 9:29:00 AM
Gary, CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! Janice
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Date: 8/7/2019 9:45:00 AM
Thank you Janice. :)
Date: 8/7/2019 7:50:00 AM
Great work, Gary, suiting excellently to the prompt. Impaled after death.
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Date: 8/7/2019 8:22:00 AM
Thank you R.A.P. :)
Date: 8/6/2019 11:44:00 PM
Wow! Congrats. Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 8/7/2019 5:51:00 AM
Thank you Beata. :)
Date: 7/26/2019 8:03:00 PM
What lovely flow with your spot on rhyme schemes. Reading, I was wrapped in delight till the last stanza effectively delivered gray. With equally enjoyable flow and rhyme your gray touched my emotions. Poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Gary Smith
Date: 7/27/2019 4:46:00 AM
Thank you CayCay. :)
Date: 7/22/2019 10:44:00 AM
Nice one Gary...
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Gary Smith
Date: 7/22/2019 10:44:00 AM
Thank you Arturo. :)