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Crystal Butterfly

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Alwye
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In the space between moments


0 posted 09-10-99 11:12 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alwye

A crystal butterfly lays shattered on the ground,
Angry fists smash against soft lavender walls.
The rainbow of her world fades to grey and brown,
In a wave of tender innocence, a child's tears fall.

His eyes are ravenous, wild with darkened rage,
Searching her out in the shadows of her tiny room.
The girl trembles and his vivid hatred grows savage,
As lost within a fantasy she awaits inevitable doom.

The heated words come first, a rain of jagged stone,
Ripping, piercing into the walls of her very soul.
His blackened hatred poisons the girl down to the bone,
And she wishes him banished to the fires of hell below.

"You are worthless, a burden, you do not deserve life!"
Are the words that echo between fiery flashes of pain.
She wonders what she did to put him through such strife,
As slowly her vision grows deeply crimson stained.

"You are the source of your mother's death, child!"
Are the lies he feeds into her guilt ravaged heart.
She huddles in absolute terror as his anger runs wild,
As with a final blow her last hope is ripped apart.

A crystal butterfly lays shattered on the ground,
Next to the withering shell of a child once so innocent.
The brilliance of her spirit has now faded into muted brown,
And with one final breath the young girl's life has been spent.

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

© Copyright 1999 Krista Botterill - All Rights Reserved
Tara Simms
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1 posted 09-10-99 11:17 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

this one makes me want to go hug my sleeping babies.
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2 posted 09-10-99 11:21 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Alwye, this is a very dramatic piece, very descriptive of the tragedy that so many little ones must face. How sad. Very well done.

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Denise

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Alwye
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Thank you both very much.

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

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4 posted 09-11-99 01:53 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

My friend, you truly rock!

Excellently crafted verse.

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Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.
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5 posted 09-11-99 02:09 AM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Incredibly moving, Alwye. You are an excellent poet! I really like your writings

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
Pepper
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heartwrenching....very well written,Alwye.....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Alwye
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Thank you all very much.

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

passing shadows
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very sad...*tears*

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*shadowy-one*
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 09-11-99 06:14 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

A very moving piece

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"The role of the writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anais Nin
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10 posted 09-11-99 07:33 PM       View Profile for Isis   Email Isis   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Isis's Home Page   View IP for Isis

A beautiful peice, well written and a reminder as always it's the innocent that suffer.
Too much too endure for any little soul.

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Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels.
~Isis~


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Definitely too much to endure for a little soul. Thank you all for your kindness.

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

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12 posted 09-11-99 09:45 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

This is my story, Alwye. I hope it's not yours. Excellent portrayal.
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13 posted 09-11-99 10:03 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Fragile as a child, is this butterfly! This is superb! I love your work as you know.
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14 posted 09-11-99 10:08 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Was heart breaking!
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15 posted 09-11-99 10:17 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ohh Alwye, this is incredibly sad. though superbly written

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


Alwye
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Thankfully, this is not my story, Balladeer. I am very sorry that it had to be yours. No one deserves this. Thank you all very much for your kind words, I truly appreciate it.

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*Krista Knutson*

Mockery is a form of ignorance; silence, a form of wisdom. -- Daniel L. Miller

 
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