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Hey Jude - Dedicated to Winged Warrior

Hey Jude, love is like a butterfly - just let it be. You've got a ticket to ride, go where you should be. Love is a revolution it shall set you free. Don't live a life of sorrow like Eleanor Rigby. You've got a ticket to ride, go where you should be. From Penny lane to Abbey road, you'll find the way. Don't live a life of sorrow like Eleanor Rigby. Don't be a nowhere man, forget about yesterday. From Penny lane to Abbey road, you'll find the way. Become a pilgrim of the long and winding road. Don't be a nowhere man, forget about yesterday. In a Norwegian wood, you'll find the secret code. Become a pilgrim of the long and winding road, but don't get lost in strawberry fields forever. In a Norwegian wood, you'll find the secret code. All you need is love, so trust the path you endeavour. But don't get lost in strawberry fields forever, I always get by with a little help from my friends. All you need is love, so trust the path you endeavour, in my life, I've seen heartache, but it always ends. I always get by with a little help from my friends. A day in the life of a broken soul, is full of fear. In my life, I've seen heartache, but it always ends. Sometimes whilst my guitar gently weeps, I shed a tear. A day in the life of a broken soul, is full of fear. After a hard days night the mind seems to go astray. Sometimes whilst my guitar gently weeps, I shed a tear. Yet I don't believe you've got to hide your love away. After a hard days night the mind seems to go astray. Sometimes its difficult and you can't buy me love. Yet I don't believe you've got to hide your love away. In the end I feel fine, when healed from powers above. Sometimes its difficult and you can't buy me love. I'm saving all my loving for her eight days a week! In the end I feel fine, when healed from powers above. When soulmates come together, passions reach their peak. I'm saving all my loving for her eight days a week! You'll know when she loves you - you'll want to twist and shout! When soulmates come together, passions reach their peak. You'll see something in the way she moves, there's no doubt. You'll know when she loves you - you'll want to twist and shout! One glance and you'll be singing I wanna hold your hand. You'll see something in the way she moves, there's no doubt. Help the caterpillar to leave its cocoon- just as planned. One glance and you'll be singing I wanna hold your hand. Love is a revolution it shall set you free Help the caterpillar to leave its cocoon- just as planned. Hey Jude, love is like a butterfly - just let it be The Silent One 29 October 2017
A pantoum containing 29 titles from songs produced by the Beatles. Hey Jude (1968) Let It Be (1970) Ticket to Ride (1965) Revolution (1968 Eleanor Rigby (1966) Penny Lane (1967) Abbey Road (1969) Yesterday (1965) Nowhere man (1965) The long and winding road Norwegian Wood (1965) Strawberry Fields Forever (1967) All you need is love (1967) With a little help from my friends (1967) In My Life (1965) While My Guitar Gently Weeps (1968) A Day in the Life (1967) A hard days night (1964) You've got to hide your love away (1965) Can't buy me love (1964) I Feel Fine (1964) All my loving (1963) Eight days a week (1964) Come together (1969) Twist and shout (1963) She Loves You (1963) Something in the way she moves (1969) I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963) Help! (1965)


Copyright © Silent One | Year Posted 2017


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The Butterfly Flutters By

The Butterfly Flutters By
On a steamy, sun-drenched, summer Sunday, tree leaves delightfully dancing to the tune of a warm, welcoming, wandering breeze blowing, metamorphosis now complete, no memory of being yesterday’s creeping caterpillar, the butterfly flutters by.
Blatantly, brazenly, boastfully, showing off beautiful, brilliant, blue-black and brown wings, gracefully gliding through a breathtaking, glorious garden, the butterfly shyly pitches from blushing, boldly-colored, buds to fragrant flowers, cunningly outmaneuvering a competing, hovering hummingbird.
Slyly snatching a satisfying taste of tantalizing, syrupy sweet nectar from attention-craving, Golden Flame Honeysuckle vines, the butterfly flutters by cheerfully and completely satiated - perhaps, already dreaming about tomorrow’s anticipated sugary feast!
05-25-2014 Contest: Highest Views (08-30-2015) Sponsor: Casarah Nance Placement: 10th Contest: My Last Contest (02-17-2015) Sponsor: Kelly Deschler Placement: 4th Contest: The Butterfly Flutters By (06-03-2014) Sponsor: Kelly Deschler Placement: 3rd


Copyright © Pandita Sanchez | Year Posted 2014


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My Alphabet

A a 	big A little a
                   What words start with the letter A
                       Alligator, Airplane, Apple
The alligator sneaked into the airplane to eat an apple.  Aa Aa Aa

B b 	big B little b
                   What words start with the letter B
                       Butterfly, Boy, Banana
A beautiful butterfly landed on the boy ’s nose while he ate a banana. Bb Bb Bb

C c	 big C little c
                    What words start with the letter C
                        Caterpillar, Candy, Car
I ate my sour caterpillar candy in the car. Cc Cc Cc

D d	 big D little d
                    What words start with the letter  D
                        Dog, Doll, Donkey
The dog took off with my doll with the donkey chasing him. Dd Dd Dd

E e	 big E little e
                    What words start with the letter E
                        Elephant, Ear, Eye
The elephant touched his ear and eye with his trunk. Ee Ee Ee

F f	 big F little f
                    What words start with the letter F
                        Fish, Flower, Frog
The frog sat on the lily flower while the fish swam around the pond. Ff  Ff  Ff

G g	 big G little g
                    What words start with the letter G
                        Goat, Giraffe, Grasshopper
Billy goat runs and jumps on the giraffe’s back to chase the grasshopper.  Gg Gg Gg

H h	 big H little h
                    What words start with the letter H
                        Hippopotamus, Heart, Hat
Harry the hippopotamus who has a big heart, wears his favorite hat. Hh Hh Hh

I i	 big  I little i
                     What words start with the letter I
                         Inchworm, Iron, Ice cream
The inchworm stayed away because the iron was hot and the ice cream was cold. Ii Ii Ii

J j 	big J  little j
                   What words start with the letter J
                       Jacket, Jeep, Jelly
I left my jacket in the jeep while I ate my jelly sandwich. Jj Jj Jj

K k	 big K  little k
                    What words start with the letter K
                         Kangaroo, Key, Kitten
Lulu the kangaroo wore a key on a chain around her neck while she carried the kitten in her pouch. Kk Kk Kk

L i	 big L little l
                    What words start with the letter L
                         Lizard, Ladybug, Lego
Charlie the lizard stops to see the ladybug climb up the Lego. Ll Ll Ll

M m 	big M little m
                   What words start with the letter M
                       Monkey, Mouse, Moon
The monkey and mouse sitting on a tree limb together looking at the man on the moon. Mm Mm Mm

N n	 big N little n
                    What words start with the letter N
                        Nose, Nest, Nut
Nancy the squirrel put her nose near the nest to smell the nut at the bottom. Nn Nn Nn

O o	 big O little o
                    What words start with the letter O
                        Ostrich, Orange, Owl
The ostrich saw the orange and ran over and swallow it so he didn’t have to share with the owl.  Oo Oo Oo

P p	 big P little p
                    What words start with the letter P
                         Pig, Pillow, Pumpkin
Piggy the pig lies on the pillow while he throws the pumpkin up in the air.  Pp Pp Pp

Q q	 big Q little q
                     What words start with the letter Q
                          Queen, Quarter, Quail
The Queen of hearts threw a quarter in the air and a quail flew by and caught it. Qq Qq Qq

R r	 big R little r
                    What words start with the letter R
                         Rabbit, Roster, Rocket
The rabbit and the rooster took a rocket ride to visit the moon. Rr Rr Rr

S s	 big S  little s
                    What words start with the letter S
                        Sun, Shovel, Snowman
The children played out in the sun using a shovel to make a snowman.  Ss Ss Ss

T t 	big T  little  t
                   What words start with the letter T
                        Ticket, Table, Train
I  left the ticket on the table for the train ride. Tt Tt Tt

U u	 big  U little  u
                     What words start with the letter U
                         Unicorn, Umbrella, Unicycle
The unicorn held an umbrella over his head so he wouldn’t get wet in the rain while riding his unicycle.  Uu Uu Uu

V             big V  little v
                    What words start with the letter V
                        Violin, Vegetables, Vase
The musician played his violin as he watched the vegetables grow in the vase. Vv Vv 
Vv

W w         big W little w
                    What words start with the letter  W
                        Watch, Watermelon, Wagon,
Watson looked at his watch to see if it was lunch time so he could eat his watermelon on the wagon. Ww Ww Ww

X x	 big X  little x
                    What words start with the letter X
                        Xebec, Xylophone, X-ray,
The sailors on the xebec played the ping, ping, ping music on the xylophone while on their way to deliver an x-ray to Xavier.   Xx Xx Xx

Y y 	 big Y little y
                    What words start with the letter Y
                         Yarn, Yo-Yo, Yogurt
The yarn broke loose on the yo-yo when Billy was doing a trick and it flew into the yogurt.  Yy Yy Yy

Z z	 big Z  little  z
                    What words start with the letter  Z
                         Zebra, Zipper, Zoo
The zebra zipped up the zipper on his jacket when it got cold at the zoo. Zz Zz Zz



By: Eve Roper 8/19/2015


Copyright © Eve Roper | Year Posted 2015


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Ohoo, little butterfly

Ohoo, little butterfly........ (Poem for children) Ohoo little butterfly, what a beautiful sight of you Flying so high and circling around the trees Your wings are so beautiful with sparkling colours My eyes are dazzling when I look at you When you are a caterpillar, curled up on a leaf When you begin to fly then you are a beautiful butterfly When the spring comes you make everyone happy but during the winter you hide and make us sad When you are dancing through the sky feeling those stars are so close to our eyes You cannot make any sound but you see the world clearly So many stories are made for you and our children are so crazy on you Hope they will not catch you and keep you with them and allow you to live freely in this world forever. Ravi Sathasivam / Sri Lanka All rights are reserved @2015


Copyright © Ravi Sathasivam | Year Posted 2015


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I Am Whammy


It was a lovely summer the garden was filled with butterflies. Whammy the caterpillar was full of joy. He climbed the tallest stalk in the flower bed. Maybe he could see the beautiful butterflies. They might even play with him. “Hello” he said as he greeted a very colorful flutter by. Poor Whammy was in for a huge disappointment. She laughed at him, called to all her butterfly friends. She ridiculed Whammy she actually called him an ugly crawly thing. If it was anyone else but Whammy this story may have had a disastrous ending. Whammy just slid down found his other caterpillar friends. They all wanted to know about the butterflies. Whammy told his friends that the flutter bys were even more beautiful from close. He said he was unfortunate he met one who was mean and shallow inside. That night Whammy prayed. First he prayed that the flyer he met would find the kindness that was surely within her. Then he prayed for other Caterpillars who might have the same experience. He knew that at first he felt bad really bad. He felt bad for not being as beautiful as the flyer. Then Whammy remembered, beauty is to be appreciated not envied. "Besides" Whammy thought "I'm quite dapper myself" as he straightened his imaginary tie and laughed. He wished that no creature large or small that no life form would ever feel like less. “If I was a butterfly I would be kind to everyone, imagine that me a flutter by” he said out loud. As our story ends Whammy falls asleep. Laughing and content Just to be happy. Imagine that - a scary caterpillar becoming a beautiful butterfly? Moral Of the story: “Attitude is Everything”. 01~11~2014 Maurice Yvonne Sponsor: Carol Eastman Contest Name: Fable to the Rescue


Copyright © Maurice Yvonne | Year Posted 2014


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The Butterfly You Cannot See


Once a caterpillar between a dream and reality thought she could be beautiful
~so on she dreamed...
Creating a shell to protect
under the bright new moon

The Cocoon~

Inside she wept
Yet,
A fantastic fantasy of what she would some day be,
The very colors of life upon the the Earth as she struggled to crawl
A slow progression; every day she saw


in a mirrored shell

She dreamed her colors, she connected with divinity
as her memory recalled the sky so blue, the warm sunlight
To the very hope to one day fly
What color? her imagination touched God's heart

One day she emerged through the darkness, the seclusion,
The shell now out grown...she pushed her eloquent wings through
Standing upon a cracked open cocoon,
her wings tested the winds of kindness ~
~ ~
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Her first flight, she the Miss, fluttering about without direction or care, enjoying the Summer air~ 
   ~       ~
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The flowers sent scent to comfort, to rest there, she;
in awe of her wings, the colors, they were just as she dreamed!

God Smiled~

I heard of a human tell of her beauty, then suddenenly became sad
Not for the glory upon, but the time as her flight would expire

Yet, tell me, what is time to a butterfly?

When time itself is calculated by man and the stars...
Yes, she and I know the majestics of God's creation that some take for granted

As the stars shine tonight
I think of the butterfly's flight
I know all is right
I know mans's calculations are right
But, somehow, it is not a sadness 
but courage spilled upon the Earth
of the butterfly's rebirth from a worm

I, in all that I am can relate
I embrace, know her way
Once a worm as I, now my colors motivate my flight

Life is so short~



Copyright © Cindy Lu | Year Posted 2013


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Caterpillar dreams

Ah what wondrous happenstance,
For a worm to reach by chance,
The form of a beautiful butterfly,
And sip the dew dew drops where they lie,
On silken petals fragrant, sweet,
In forest lawn till I'm repleat.

For now I'm locked in this chrysalis,
Dreaming of a lily chalice,
From which I'll sip the nectar sweet,
Where fairies dance on tiny feet,
In garden, glen and meadow land,
And apple trees in grandeur stand.


Copyright © Judy Ball | Year Posted 2016


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Amidst Potent Floods

Though thunderous noises besiege me
And menacing flames threaten my being
I will gaze upon wondrous works of creation 
And trust that I should not fear

Amidst potent floods, I will stand 
Anxiety may hang thick as clouds above me
And though I trod through dark, murky waters 
My feet, by God's grace, planted well

For who keeps the ocean tucked in its bed?
Who bids the caterpillar, sleep and sprout wings?
If He cares so much for these creations
There is no doubt, He cares for me!

~*~


Copyright © Annalise Brigham...a.k.a. Audrey Haick | Year Posted 2010


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For those who have considered suicide when who they are is not enough

For the days when your skin feels inadequate
And you want to escape from it
When you've scrutinized every fiber of your being & want to trade in your reflection
When you don't look right juxtaposed next to the picture of that model
They tell you your skin is too dark to be anything pretty 
And you're the guy in third block with the funny-looking glasses, the no-name brand clothes who loves to learn
Keeps to himself, never bothers anyone
But everyone bothers you
the girls don't pay attention to you except for a joke
And everybody cackles
jackals tear pieces out of you
For amusement
Fist strike, blood runs
Eyes are red like stop signs,
But can't slow down tears as they speed down your cheeks
For the lonely times
When you can't find friends
In the classroom, hall, or your home
The times when your body, walk, slang, & style don't fit in and they tell you to cut yourself down to match a space in their jigsaw
"Be like everyone else"
Finding yourself in a world full of Viceroys
Imitations of Monarchs
society calling you caterpillar because you have yet to metamorphous into these half-clones they have never eaten the scales of King Billy but poisoned their originality all the same
And they want you to do the same
Camouflage colors and blend in
Nobody likes an outsider, and everybody's scared to be one
Some are cowards. Afraid to be by themselves
They want to fit in and be secure with undercurrents of self-consciousness
And be appeasing
Looking to others to feel justified in what they do, how they look, who they are
They can't stand alone 
And for the times when you feel like an outcast
When you find disgrace looking in the mirror
And feel you deserve what they give you for simply being
Remember to be lion
Be a lion with no pride, but have pride all the same
Pride in yourself, how you were made
Be courageous, mighty, and strong
Even when you're walking by yourself
Strut with your head held high
Speak as boldly as a roar against the evening sky and proclaim your existence
Make everything feel your presence
Let them know that you can stand alone because you have no fear
Make everything in the room quake & wonder at how you could be yourself so boldly and have no shame
Stalk the earth like you are entitled to it and refuse to hide
Hug yourself late at night when you have to
Fight when you need to
Let nobody drag you through the mud
Command respect
And love yourself enough not to accept anything less than what you really deserve
Because you deserve so much better


Copyright © Alex Roberson | Year Posted 2015


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A Life Well Lived

 Living the most complete life--
 No man deserves less or more from living than another
 From a tiny drop of nectar, a flower blooms
 One blossom though different invites the same appraisal
 Such is the life of a man…he merits happiness and fulfillment                  


 Survey life’s purpose--
 Assess what is the best and the worst that can come
 If something is meant to be, it will find a way to happen
 Never walk without knowing where to go
 If no design, the desire may go unfulfilled


 Follow the perfection of nature--
 The butterfly flutters by radiating beauty
 What is forgotten is how it attains its loveliness
 Beginning as a hideous larvae, then the ungainly caterpillar
 Bursts out of the cocoon as the magnificent butterfly.
 Nature’s plan-- the butterfly thrives

          
 Planning is the key--
 Humanity mimics the beautiful insect
 Once an unknown quantity, man wrestles with his prospects
 A dream develops with deeply planted character and strength
 Man takes small steps if he knows where he is going
 Thus, a man finds the way to his aspirations.


 Hold fast to dreams--
 Planting the feet assures nothing
 Impediments block the way
 Sometimes, days open up like flowers blooming despite adversity
 Sometimes, man leans too far forward injuring himself in his fall
 Sometimes, he opens up his wings and flies needing no net to catch him
  

 Test the possibilities--
 To have a life well lived,
 Man should venture outside his comfort zone
 Do something that scares him every day
 Dwell in the here and now but look to the future…
 Grab hold of a smile and never let it go.


Copyright © Carol Davis | Year Posted 2015


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2 Corinthians 5:17 - A New Creation

An orphan dressed in sin stained clothes,
I was lost and without a clue,
until Jesus freed me from all sin's woes,
washed me clean and made me new,
a miracle sure and true.

Like a caterpillar morphs into a butterfly,
I was changed, I was born again.
On wings of faith I now can fly,
no more a slave to sin,
freer than I've ever been.

No longer an orphan, I'm a child of God,
safe and secure in His love,
and while I remain on this earthly sod,
I will fix my eyes on things above,
and rejoice in His unfailing love.

1/16/16
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!" 2 Corinthians 5:17

For Olive's "I'm Not Ashamed of the Gospel"contest


Copyright © Kim Merryman | Year Posted 2016


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The Butterfly Flutters by

As I stand on the shore of lake Huron in Ontario, Canada 
Marvelling at all the beauty with autumn at her peek
I see what I assume a flying leaf  upon a cool breeze
Until it lands upon my hand and folds its wings
Velvet orange, striped with black, edged with dots of white
I watch in awe as that monarch butterfly once again takes flight

Four times it had to  shed its skin to pick itself up off the ground
A caterpillar that stole away in a  chrysalis until its truth was found
Four generations would come and go before its final stage
A journey over land and sea, two thousand miles of flight
To a mountain range in Mexico ... its final destiny where it would
Join …millions and millions of other monarch butterflies 
that somehow against all odds survived…

A miracle is what I see each time the butterfly, flutters  by.  


For the Contest


Copyright © Elaine George | Year Posted 2014


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Go Ask Alice

Ah, Divine influence, it has come to many, so they say,
as to their nameless or named God’s they do pray.
The light came to Carroll, he said he could see,
for raised by a Vicar at Christ church was he.

Dodgson was his surname an apt moniker 
for he veers of from his father, made math his liqueur 
Lewis was Charles tongue in cheek, he wore hats 
and from his birth place, he transformed Cheshire cats.

Lewis Carroll wrote “Alice” sure, he was also Charles Dodgson
but who wrote the marrow, now that’s where the God comes!
Now, many men wrote the Bible or so we surmise
and the pages they garnered came in random sizes. 

Yes they picked, they plucked, these men were right scary
and what do you know, left out the Book of Mary!
Now you modern readers just might take a note 
the resemblance twixt Alice and Mary's no anecdote.

Dogdson, yes Carroll, knew Mary so it seems 
yet, Alice sweet Alice is who came in his dreams.
Carroll clothed Alice and it's no surprise
that in Chapter 3:21, her dress he seeks dried!

For Alice, dear Alice, did not wish to die! 
“She would catch a bad cold if she could not get dry.”
Carroll being the kind creator, he would 
had the mouse read to Alice the driest of books.

Again and again, his benevolence is shown
when he sends Alice a rabbit to soon lead her home.
So, we are lead on in most delightful detail 
to Chapter 4:15 where her flight is curtailed.

As Cain slew Abel, so the Queen beheaded prates.
Yet, she’d no power at all, over bodiless cats!
Now, Chapter 12 is truly my favorite, as you may surmise
Lewis Carroll has dreamed much of caterpillar size..

He dreamed a whole world full of goodness and villainy.
As anyone can see, men will see what they see,
and the Looking Glass has as much meaning to me
as the Bible may have to the Christians, let be.



Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2010


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HAIKU 35

1#
Brewed tea
Wife and myself
Nothing between us
2#
He was metamorphosed 
Into a frog
When his wife had left him
3#
I needed
A lonely woman
Thousand years back
4#
She shivered
In yellow sun
Struck by her coyness
5#
God travels
With three suitcases
One for me
6#
I kissed
Her frostiness 
And my lips turned icebergs
7#
The bed
Gets embarrassed
At our nakedness
8#
Her hands
Stopped me
To pick evenings
9#
We two rested
In a cave of Kundalini
Behind the waterfall
10#
The alien woman 
Travelled six moons
To deliver her baby in a burial ground 
11#
An eagle swoops
On a field –mouse
Tables of wedding
12#
The woman kissed me
I felt her hollow ribs
As if in a spring dream
13#
The woman’s hair
Struck by a gale
Made waterfalls
14#
My wife locked
Me one fine evening
In my neighbour’s hole
15#
The rats are away
When mice take in
My wife’s clammy face
16#
The summer rain
In exasperation
Took wings to raid the moon
17#
Lolo my wife
Her green sleek steps
Thundered an innocent fly
18#
In the dead of night
God made two wives
One for me one for my neighbour
19#
My neighbour’s wife
Delivered a child
When I was asleep
20#
The woman said goodbye
And I took a fish for dinner
I mistook it for my wife
21#
My wife is a canvas
Where I paint
My forebodings
22#
A painter’s apprentice
In sheer foolishness
daubed in red my wife’s rear-view
23#
A squirrel saw my wife
And in haste
Lost her guava 
24#
I was caught in neighbour’s bedroom
By my wife last summer
I lost my glasses
25#
A wolf entered the graveyard 
Unannounced
And annoyed my wife
26#
Sarah my wife
Lumbering
Dizzy commuters
27#
Sarah wed me
And in brief forgetfulness
Greeted my neighbour
28#
A tiger ate Sarah my wife
It happened by accident
The tiger knows
29#
Morning bell
Wake up call
I want to sleep
30#
Pola my pet fly
Fouled things up
She ate my wife’s breakfast
31#
My dog Pintu
Hydrophobia
I set him free on my wife’s posterior
32#
Eons ago a butterfly
Gave birth to my wife
Now, a caterpillar 
33#
A hard slap
Stammering 
Hurricane Sarah will win 
34#
You have gathered enough winters 
Woman sighs
Leave one for me
35#
The woman flapped her wings
To clouded mountaintops
Silky as white

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Copyright © RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Year Posted 2014


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Caterpillar

caterpillar dreams
of wings and sweet nectar -
while munching tough leaves


Copyright © David De la Croes | Year Posted 2013


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FRAGRANT TOUCH


(Dedication: For Regina Riddle)
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Tree caterpillar crawling
Strong windy debris;
Blown over the bough

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Violet blossoms
Vine decorations dancing;
Sun and breeze move

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Joy wears a face:
Your smiles highlight;
Dazzle of morning

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Hasty scribblings
Poetry in motion;
Grassy blooms unnoticed

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Rose garden memories
Touch of rapture;
Thorny issues exfoliate

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Sweet yellow guava
Pleasant tasty treat;
Oxford Road townhouse

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This old Jasmine tree
Fondly remembers;
Our rowdy flower picking

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Joy wears a face
Nature reveals seasons;
Change comes to all

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Look to strange change
To re-jig feelings;
Afternoon rain respite

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Be of good cheer
Bear with bad weather;
Dance with danger

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Mid-autumn frolic
Peace in kind harvest;
Moon cakes and moonlight

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Ghosts of lovers past
Touch of fond rapture;
Breezy plumeria garden

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Voice in the wind
Fragrant with rain;
Black clouds threaten

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Evening stroll
Hand-in-hand;
Plumeria flowers preside

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So much to discern
Harmony trees here;
Gardens By The Bay

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Evening serenade
Cicadas and frogs;
Sounds at nightfall

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Orchard Boulevard stroll
Sense surrounds;
Fragrant touch sifting

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Two yellow butterflies
Fluttering between shrubs;
Sky Bridge tower above

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Haiku surprise
Or senryu moment;
Experience reveals

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Observe dear heart
What nature shows;
See things clearly

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Frangipani tree
Crimson and red flowers;
Walkway perfumery 

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Leon Enriquez
10 August 2014
Singapore


Copyright © Leon Enriquez | Year Posted 2014


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Kids Love For Animals

       Kids Love For Animals ( Poem )

Children’s favorite shows are of animals
I have hours in a playlist that are laughable
Like a camera pecking rooster and fun monkeys
To a mom and a baby miniature donkeys

Videos of wild turkeys and charming geese
Ducks in water and chicks learning to speak
Dazzling ostrich and many free birds
Some you would not want to move towards

A large unique animal is the alligator
The total opposite of the caterpillar
Camels and alpacas are tall and exquisite
But they spit at you when you try to visit

There are also hornpout and catfish videos
and a painted box turtle that is really slow
Beautiful miniature horses and elegant ponies
Border collies herding sheep to earn their trophies

Little kids pig scramble is stunning to see
and a little fawn as precious as can be
Cow’s hair that needs braiding is fascinating
With the most assortment you’ve ever seen

Come to my view with me youtube channel
If the kids are being hard to handle
Just start it up and walk away
To get your housework done for the day

By : Doris Anne Beaulieu
At :  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWSq_PMWxD9q2V0UVqzX50Y6Y2pDaKISv



Copyright © Doris Beaulieu | Year Posted 2014


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Wimpy Kid with a Big Imagination

Shadiness adores you
Bleakness is exhaustin’

Now, I’m so fatigued and my volume is set way low
Because you tore me down with social media craze…
You were there just for the temporarily show…you know…
Buy me black and blue flowers for the grave of my old ways…
2016 – my pride and my weaknesses take advantage of me…
I'm in pieces, Jesus... let me muse on your past life...
I love you, companion. I appreciate you, Son of God. 

I close my eyes
Losing track of time...
I’m too young and foolish to be God’s Chosen One
I am nothing compared to a million men…

First of all, I was in the wrong…I want to belong…
My mistakes have put me at stake
I suppose I was being a player…a rights’ slayer…
I’m reduced to this bitter-salty lake…

Something smells fishy here…

I sense some conspiracy garbage once more – what about you get dumped, you myth 
What in the world is wrong with me?
21st Century – the fury it reduces me to is something peculiar to the highest degree…

I’m sippin' on the Lament liquor - cheers to that, lad…
Schizophrenia manics made me bust out in tears and fears – from past peers…

I’m a flame, hunted down like game…

Drum rolls…drum rolls… drum rolls…

On my knees…speaking words of wisdom from the Holy Bible...
Watching you swing on your last string in a daze - you're so damn unkind
CUZ you didn't let me know...
How to let go...
CUZ I can't let go...what's been done has been done.
Rapidly, I can outrun these obstacles, sneering at viciously... 
A crease of a wicked smile runs down my face...
"You can't catch me! Ha! Ha. Ha! Ha. Ha!" I said childishly

You’ll smell another scent of freedom
That's been eavesdropping on my violent, maniac-like, criminal battles…
Riding on my crazy caterpillar cattles…:P

Not all dimensions are fairies and flowers
Magic doesn't exist...or does it?
Paranormal splendor sanctify me with salamander swords (kind words that sting)

Diamonds seem to sprinkle 
I’m spiraling like tree branches… 

Misery monsoons made me a mistake in my madness…

Hypocritical lies you spoke to me once upon a dream
Hypothetical facts squeeze out the opinions that ruined my self-esteem...
But, we are...surely...on God's team...? Right?

I glance at the spiralling galaxies on your right hand
A pirate ship with a flag...is shown in the veins, beneath the skin...
Much...like...2 lands, colliding into one another...
You'll see another light side of me
You'll see another light side of me...

I'm on my knees, sucking on my thumb in a hundred degrees weather...


Copyright © J.W. Earnings | Year Posted 2016


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Beginnings Matter

ORIGINAL TITLE HAIKU 35
1#
Brewed tea
Wife and myself
Nothing between us
2#
He was metamorphosed 
Into a frog
When his wife had left him
3#
I needed
A lonely woman
Thousand years back
4#
She shivered
In yellow sun
Struck by her coyness
5#
God travels
With three suitcases
One for me
6#
I kissed
Her frostiness 
And my lips turned icebergs
7#
The bed
Gets embarrassed
At our nakedness
8#
Her hands
Stopped me
To pick evenings
9#
We two rested
In a cave of Kundalini
Behind the waterfall
10#
The alien woman 
Travelled six moons
To deliver her baby in a burial ground 
11#
An eagle swoops
On a field –mouse
Tables of wedding
12#
The woman kissed me
I felt her hollow ribs
As if in a spring dream
13#
The woman’s hair
Struck by a gale
Made waterfalls
14#
My wife locked
Me one fine evening
In my neighbour’s hole
15#
The rats are away
When mice take in
My wife’s clammy face
16#
The summer rain
In exasperation
Took wings to raid the moon
17#
Lolo my wife
Her green sleek steps
Thundered an innocent fly
18#
In the dead of night
God made two wives
One for me one for my neighbour
19#
My neighbour’s wife
Delivered a child
When I was asleep
20#
The woman said goodbye
And I took a fish for dinner
I mistook it for my wife
21#
My wife is a canvas
Where I paint
My forebodings
22#
A painter’s apprentice
In sheer foolishness
daubed in red my wife’s rear-view
23#
A squirrel saw my wife
And in haste
Lost her guava 
24#
I was caught in neighbour’s bedroom
By my wife last summer
I lost my glasses
25#
A wolf entered the graveyard 
Unannounced
And annoyed my wife
26#
Sarah my wife
Lumbering
Dizzy commuters
27#
Sarah wed me
And in brief forgetfulness
Greeted my neighbour
28#
A tiger ate Sarah my wife
It happened by accident
The tiger knows
29#
Morning bell
Wake up call
I want to sleep
30#
Pola my pet fly
Fouled things up
She ate my wife’s breakfast
31#
My dog Pintu
Hydrophobia
I set him free on my wife’s posterior
32#
Eons ago a butterfly
Gave birth to my wife
Now, a caterpillar 
33#
A hard slap
Stammering 
Hurricane Sarah will win 
34#
You have gathered enough winters 
Woman sighs
Leave one for me
35#
The woman flapped her wings
To clouded mountaintops
Silky as white

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RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY
Beginnings Matter - Poetry Contest
Sponsor	Richard Lamoureux
15 August 2014


Copyright © RAJAT KANTI CHAKRABARTY | Year Posted 2015


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THE BUTTERFLY AND THE MOTH

There was a little caterpillar on a limb
she felt disgusting, ugly and all alone 
A moth came by and said”why so grim?”
She replied and said” I am so ugly.”

He said” no you are not you're beautiful .”
“Really? “ I’ve never heard that before.”
“It is true you are, so live your life to the full.”
“Little moth can you tell me your name.”

“Awesome and my last name is fantastic.”
“WoW! That is such an amazing name.”
“ In all seriousness my name is David.”
“I like it, I’m just Tiana I know it's lame."

“ There's nothing lame about your name
“You know how to make a girl feel special."
“Just you Tiana you put my heart aflame.”
“Why? I am just a simple little caterpillar “.

“That's why you don't know how lovely you are.”
“  David I don't no what’s happening to me."
“Maybe you're starting to feel what I feel.”
“ Do you love me David? If so I  now see.”

“Yes, I've loved you since I first saw you.”
“I love you too, I must go away for awhile
“ Where are you going love? Please stay.”
“ I have to go but I will return, it's only a trial.”

David stayed on that limb waiting for Tiana.
All of a sudden a beautiful butterfly came 
“ Little moth on a limb why are you so grim?”
“ Tiana is that you? This heart only you can tame."

“It is I my love, I told you I would return to you.”
“WoW!  I can't believe my eyes. You look good.”
“ I love you so much, you saw my beauty until I could.”
And the butterfly and the moth flew unto new horizons. 


3-8-17
Alexis Y.


Copyright © Alexis Y. | Year Posted 2017


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OF TALES, THE STUFF OF LEGENDS

Great are his exploits
honour and rank
he's celebrated
he's immortalized
He's fondly recalled
Back to memory

The great legends of Old.. 
Great Chief Waiyaki wa Hinga..
Aged nine he killed a lion
with his bare hands...
When the imperialist came.. Waiyaki..
Raised a huge Army armed with bows and arrows

Testing the might of the staff which spat fire
Fore told by the great seer Mugo Wa Kibiru..

                      ..see people dressed like butterflies
                      they come from the sea of the hawk 
                     and move on an iron caterpillar to the
                  lake of the eagle.. they carry a walking staff
                which spits fire killing instantly... your weapons
                 will be useless when faced with this magical staff..

The great seer advised the people to learn
The pale skinned colonizers magic..
At right time armed with the right knowledge
The land of the slopes of Kerenyaga..
Will be liberated by its sons

The mountain of splendor and mysteries
Where people since ages ago have offered prayers
To the Supreme Deity Ngai Murungu..
Who is all loving and of good virtual 
The supreme deity's Prophet Mugo wa Kibiru...
Is office of the chief seer..

Water Tabernacle the resting place of - Managi
The greatest Holy relic and the Box that is the relic

I  recap they say Great Chief Waiyaki
Was betrayed by the pale colored..
foe he had called blood brother..
Angry Waiyaki took out his favorite club..

Mathiokore.. it was nicknamed..
Within minutes brains of the Great captain 
were scattered on our rich soils
The invaders captured Waiyaki..
Our great Chief and opened his skull

Waiyaki died not.. they buried him alive
Head facing downwards.. Great Chief..
You should have heeded the Great seers
prophecy..

       
...don't allow the butterflies to enter your homesteads...

Buried alive.. 
Immortal Warrior king fate

The annual pilgrimage around
Kereenyaga - the abode of Ngai
Goes on each year.. pilgrims
Make seven stops as they
Circumbulate the Holy Mountain..

Of stories and more stories from the land
Where gods.. immortals.. and mortals
Rub shoulders looking each other..
Eye to eye... tales of KENYA









code 254
LEWIS NYAGA


Copyright © LEWIS NYAGA | Year Posted 2015


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Cat Paws

Poetry drips from cat paws
Out of drowsy sonorous sleep
Through the green slit
Of a blinking eye
That alone shows a profound
Consciousness
Of environment, and world
Creeping up in its fawn colored grass
To pounce from nowhere.

This cat that I cannot surprise
Takes me like play rag
Toy or rat
In its dripping mouth
And I going limp
I have heard the dog moaning too
While she walks above the roof
Looking down with a subtle smile.
The dog curls on the mat
Ignoring the majestic movements
I cannot shake the claws.

Cougar slinking through crevices
Of boulders forgotten by flood
Puma leaping through the fluid light
Panther crouching
At the edge of night
Tiger forever burning bright
Lion in the caterpillar stage
There is a story in every rage
Cats cuddly cute unwind
Into vivid sheets, poetry dripping
From their tender paws.


Copyright © L'nass Shango | Year Posted 2009


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My Butterfly

My Butterfly


Furry little caterpillar in
your coat of black and brown

It's so very hard to tell
if you are up or down

From your lofty branch
you fall onto a leaf below

Only to decide again 
that's not the way to go

you are so steadfast 
in your flight

I have such sympathy 
for your plight

As you inch about to and fro
I wonder why I love you so

Then as the miracle
of life's performed

With golden wings 
you are transformed

Your former self left stiffly dried,
no more a furry coat inside

Now as you glide on currents high
I need not wonder ,why I sigh...

Tis you I love, my Butterfly!

Author Mary Thompson
May/2000


Copyright © Mary Thompson | Year Posted 2013


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Great awakening

Wake up! Caterpillar,
There’s more in life to see,
The world’s far bigger,
Don’t you want to flee?
Are you really contented?
Blended to that tree,
Set your sights higher,
Reach! Touch! Desire,
Grow a pair of wings,
Jump off! Trust! Defy!
Take a look outside yourself,
Transforming as we speak
Rebirthing into butterfly,
Rising to higher peaks,
Second chances starting,
Into the clouds and fly,	
With all your shining colors,
Step forth and testify,
Look from a different viewpoint,
Life had cocooned you in,
Rise up butterfly,
New journeys now begin.









Copyright © Wendy Rycroft | Year Posted 2017


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Things Lost: Not Always a Loss

Things Lost:  Not Always a Loss

I often write when things go bad
So I found a pen and a notepad.
I began, "I'm writing because I am sad
Over the loss of a love that I once had."

I paused a moment to reflect 
Upon thoughts I had to collect,
Over the life I had to reject,
And the hardships I didn't expect.

Lost and Found are words in opposition.
Any dictionary will give their definition.
But you'll not find an emotional description
Of a heart when its in a fragile condition.

Once we were happy in our place and time.
I belonged to him and he was all mine.
But we were like words written out of rhyme,
A ladder without rungs that can't be climbed.

I remember us, for it wasn't a dream.
Love isn't sewn with permanent seams.
As the sun replaces night's moonbeams,
Respect was lost because of his schemes.

He forced me to make the final call.
I stood with my back against the wall.
When he stumbled and took his fall
I knew in my heart that we'd lost it all.

Like Humpty Dumpty, when he fell,
He was broken, that much I could tell.
My life became such a living hell
When he gave in to Satan's spell.

Love can be lost and found again.
No, I've no clue as to how or when
But I know this, broken hearts do mend.
One day mine will be able to love again.

I had a dream that came true, you see.
It wasn't just a sleeping fantasy.
I was lost but when I shook free.
The reality was that I'd found me.

Finally I came to realize that what I lost
Was the oppressive weight of an albatross.
Once that burden had been tossed
I knew my flight was worth the cost.

Love shouldn't know strategies of war
Nor keep emotions held from afar.
Allow it to shine as the brightest star
Or it will wither and die as if kept in a jar.

Shakespeare's words make me quake,
"Expectation is the root of all heartache."
From a drugged sleep the dreamer wakes
To feel again, the pain of heartbreak.

I've learned some important lessons.
I've found we can't choose our confessions.
God sees all of our indiscretions,
So let no one become your obsession.

There are things we sometimes lose:
Like comfort when we wear tight shoes.
Don't be the match that lights the fuse.
You can just walk away if you choose.

I once lost myself among other things,
Grew tired of being a puppet on strings.
As a caterpillar I know what change brings.
I became a butterfly when I spread my wings.











Copyright © Lin Lane | Year Posted 2015