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Lessons of a Butterfly

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 06-15-2000 02:15 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Janet Marie

     


~Lessons Of A Butterfly~

Can you hold a butterfly in your heart ...
and still open your palms to set it free.
Can you hold the hand of a fallen angel ...
then by healed wings ... let him fly to eternity.

Can you kiss the sweet lips of ~Fate~ ...
can you dance with ~Destiny.~
Can you build a bridge of ~Love~ ....
can you ~Love~ unconditionally.

Can you forgive the unforgivable ...
can you see with understanding eyes.
Can you keep sorrow's secrets ...
can you hear a lost child's cries.

Can you honor a heart's golden promise ...
can you hear the words unspoken.
Can you write the rhymes to heal ...
can you mend a heart and soul once broken.

Can you close your tired eyes ...
and still help another see the light.
Can you light their path with love ...
and illuminate their darkest night.

Can you whisper in the wind ...
can you hear the echoes of love ...
Can you hear this prayer ...
can you allow your heart to rise above.


I have loved a ~Butterfly~ ...
and instead it set ~Me~ free.
I have been held in the wings of an ~Angel~ ...
and been kissed by ~Fate~ & ~Destiny~

Janet Marie

for Vante',always
~Butterflies Are Meant To Be Free~

     


"Butterfly"
Mariah Carey

When you love someone so deeply
They become your life
It's easy to succumb to overwhemling fears inside
Blindly I imagined I could
Keep you under glass
Now I understand to hold you, I must open up my hands
And watch you rise

Spread your wings and prepare to fly
For you have become a butterfly
Fly abandonedly into the sun
If you should return to me
We truly were meant to be
So spread your wings and fly
Butterfly

I have learned that beauty
Has to flourish in the light
Wild horses run unbridled
Or their spirit dies
You have given me the courage
To be all that I can
And truly feel your heart will
Lead you back to me when your
Ready to land


I can't pretend these tears
Aren't overflowing steadily
I can't prevent this hurt from
Almost over taking me
But I will stand and say goodbye
For you'll never be mine
Until you know the way it feels to fly

******


     





[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 06-15-2000).]
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serenity blaze
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1 posted 06-15-2000 02:32 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hey me luv!!!


damgladiamt'seeya...

and this is just swoon of cocoon
the promise of your heart unfold,
shimmering, with glint sun kiss...
and lose yourself within rainbow.

love ye much, me twin.
tracie66
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Beautiful and touching is the way I would describe this and the pictures so lovely sweet Janny
Love the way you put all this together  
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


ellie LeJeune
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3 posted 06-15-2000 07:58 AM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

WOW! Jan, I feel like I just flew with your poetry and the pictures are sooo real! I'm in awe of this whole lovely experience that you just gave to me. Thank you my dear friend. Love and butterfly kisses, Ellie

 Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.
ellie LeJeune


Kit McCallum
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4 posted 06-15-2000 08:34 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh Janet Marie ... I think this is maybe my favorite of yours so far!  Stunning the way your imagery sometimes matched the tangible with the intangible ... absolutely loved this Janet Marie.  Well done!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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5 posted 06-15-2000 08:40 AM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~Hey there,...I love the thoughts left pondering around my brain from this one.  So soft and sweet.  Just beautiful.  Images,.....an added bonus!!!  yiippee. Thank you for sharing. *Peace.
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6 posted 06-15-2000 08:54 AM       View Profile for sea_of_okc   Email sea_of_okc   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sea_of_okc

Sniff, sniff... just beautiful Janet. The imagery in this is absolutely wonderful.

Oh and I changed my name to ~fate~ ... so where's my kiss!!!!!!!!  LOL...LOL

Later-precious-gator
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7 posted 06-15-2000 09:54 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

janet~
well i now have found my favorite
poem by you. let me tell ya, that was
a hard decision!! this is ABSOLUTELY
breathtakingly beautiful in form, rhyme,
appearance, structure, and feeling. as you
would say this is poetic perfection at
its best. All of your poems are wonderful
but something about this one really struck
a chord deep inside of me.
take care.
amy  

 "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

"Fate exists but it can only take you so far,
Because once you're there
It's up to you to make it happen."



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8 posted 06-15-2000 09:56 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Janet~ such beautiful images from beautiful words....Loved it!   -SEA
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SOmetimes the answer is yes and sometimes no....but after reading your poem I feel I can do anything. So beautiful and delicate,  the words floated elegantly just like a butterfly...wow


Can you close your tired eyes ...
and still help another see the light.
Can you light their path with love ...
and illuminate their darkest night.

Can you whisper in the wind ...
can you hear the echoes of love ...
Can you hear this prayer ...
can you allow your heart to rise above.

I have loved a ~Butterfly~ ...
and instead it set ~Me~ free.
I have been held in the wings of an ~Angel~ ...
and been kissed by ~Fate~ & ~Destiny~




 ------------------------
"Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time".

Baltimore Grotto

"To be nobody-but-yourself-in a world which is doing its best night and day, to make you everybody else - means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting."

E.E Cummings.

"Art is a lie which makes us realise the truth." Pablo Picasso

"We Irish are too poetical to be poets, we are a nation of brilliant failures" Oscar Wilde


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**Angel Wing Hugs**  I know this hurt but I also know this heals, cuz you know I know.  Sweetie this is so beautiful, questions that can only be answered once you have loved someone that sets you free.  You now know the answers.  Love Ya S.S.!!
JamesMichael
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Very touching display of the softness and the beauty of a butterfly and the lesson that we only control our own hearts wishes and desires.   James
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12 posted 06-16-2000 01:25 AM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Butterfly Slippers,
If your poem wasn't awesome enough, S'en then writes that little minipoem in her reply that sends me even higher into the sky. The only downtime was Mariah Carey -- blech!   Thanks for posting this.

Mike
Janet Marie
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THANK YOU ALL FOR SUCH AMAZING REPLIES AND RESPONSE TO THIS POEM!!!!

everytime I think I have written all I
can about my time with this special man
he inspires me again...
the true gift of his love.
thank you for understanding my need to honor him.
love ya all
jm


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14 posted 06-16-2000 11:51 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Well, nothing from my smut-mouth is gonna equal all these glorious responses you've already gotten, but hey, you know me.  Have to put in my 2 cents here on this lovely work of heart....

This girl, sure sings out with tears of fulfillment.  If you're like me, you just consider yourself lucky to have had a small space in time with this man.  The lessons you learned, and the memories you still appreciate are priceless...You just keep honoring him as long as you need to girl.  Much love from me.  

 "Fantasies enrich our lives to the fullest, but true satisfaction comes from creating your own story in the real world! Live out your fantasies & make a storybook with beautiful pictures for the world to enjoy! -poetFemme

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Janet,

This poem is very moving for me......i cried.   )  I know that it is very hard to set "butterflies" free but it is something we all must do one day.  I enjoyed this poem very much.  

Take Care,
Laura
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16 posted 06-16-2000 08:53 PM       View Profile for ethome   Email ethome   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ethome's Home Page   View IP for ethome

So beautiful from beginning to end! I can see the relationship between the two sets of words. Moriah should take a few lessons from you, but she'll probably do okay. Very very well done. I loved the questioning presentation.
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Ahh, JM, so lovely...I think your soul must have brilliant azure wings, just like that of your cherished butterflies...a truly beautiful piece my friend, it is I who is turning green with envy now.    

 *Krista Knutson*

"Cherish your vision; Cherish your ideals; Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts. If you remain true to them, your world will at last be built." ~James Allen~


"We've made houses for hatred...it's time we made a place where people's souls may be seen and made safe"...~Jewel~
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this poem still amazes me but seeing it here presented like this with the song that he loved so much as it represented the spririt of you love shared,
it makes it even more amazing
im so glad i got to see it like this
luv ya for loving him so
lil sis

my sister is the poet
I am but a shadow
by the light of poetry
I read then dream
Marina
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I have no idea how I missed this first time around.......Brain damage!!!  Again!!  LOl

Jan, I can see him smiling down and pointing.  He is telling all the other souls about what a terrific friend  he had and still has in you.

Marina


It is a blessing to have wings for words, and passion in pen
Marina Crossley

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Oh my goodness....To read such a piece of your heart is overwhelming!
tracie66
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21 posted 07-25-2000 07:36 PM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Oh how I love your butterflies Janny  
I know I couldn't do all that you have written but I bet you could **heart so tender**
Tracie~


Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe

jwesley
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22 posted 07-25-2000 08:41 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Perfect and beautiful, JM...I love it through and through. And where did you get those gorgeous pictures that made your words shine so brightly.

Amazed anew...

jwesley
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JM,

How did I ever miss this beauty??  Geez, I am slipping!!!  This was awesome my friend.  The images and the love are a sight to behold.  And you have to just LOVE those butterflies!!!!     Great writing.

LW


Poetry should surprise by fine excess...it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts and appear almost a remembrance. -J.Keats
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24 posted 07-25-2000 10:28 PM       View Profile for rosepetals25   Email rosepetals25   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rosepetals25

I love this poem!  I am going to definately be sending this to a few people I know and adding it to my library.  It is wonderful and uplifting  

                          rosepetals25
 
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