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Death of the Barefoot Butterfly

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Balladeer
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0 posted 06-24-99 02:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

..Just a short one before I hit the road for North Carolina. This poem was the title of a book I wrote and also explains my philosophy of poetry. The book still sits in my desk drawer......


"The barefoot butterfly?" What does this mean
I asked in tone quite terse.
"The strangest words I've ever seen
In a book of verse!"

"Where is the strength behind these words?
Where does meaning lie?"
"It is the language of today",
Came the sad reply.

"But surely man must realize
That beauty cannot lie
In something one can't understand!"
"They don't", came the reply.

And so, until my final breath
With pen in hand I'll try
To bring about the needed death
Of the barefoot butterfly.......
© Copyright 1999 Michael Mack - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 06-24-99 02:36 PM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

man you are good
Balladeer
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2 posted 06-24-99 02:40 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thanks, Walt. I just visited your void. The feeling's mutual.
Krystal
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3 posted 06-24-99 03:54 PM       View Profile for Krystal   Email Krystal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Krystal

Wow... this one, like all your others, is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you have a good trip... I think everyone here will miss you! (I will, at least!)

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Shannon D. Montgomery
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4 posted 07-24-99 04:43 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

How did I miss this one! Lovely.
Lost Dreamer
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5 posted 07-24-99 05:37 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

You never cease to amaze, and this book in your desk drawer, I am sure it's a reader. You need to find an agent, you are much to talented to let pages of a potential best seller go un-noticed. I'll be there to buy the first copy.
Delores Hall
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The crem da la crem.Wonderful.
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7 posted 07-25-99 12:12 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Thank you all, very much.
Jessica Pahre
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8 posted 07-25-99 01:21 AM       View Profile for Jessica Pahre   Email Jessica Pahre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jessica Pahre

Just finished going way back through all of the postings and reading everything you've done. *big eyes* at the consecutive skill and quality. Just... wow. Where can I find more?
Balladeer
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9 posted 07-25-99 12:21 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

You would have to look inside my mind, Jessica. Thank you very much for the kind words.
Lost Dreamer
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10 posted 07-25-99 08:20 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Sir Balladeer,
If one were to venture
into your mind
I do beleive
it would be difficult
to return back to reality.
For your words
would graciously kidnap
any and all that entered
your domain of creativity.
 
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