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Fly, Butterfly - Inspired by "Changing Seasons"

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Christopher
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0 posted 05-03-2000 02:26 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Christopher

Fly, Butterfly


take
an unformed dream-
hold it
in your hands

with care,
caress,

with peace,
impress-
a print of
love
upon its
gentle soul

see
the dreams
of a
butterfly

are grown
inside
a cocoon
of lonely
introspection

through heartache,
it strives,
to grow
from a form

bound
to the
ground


wishing more

into
a soaring
flight of free


and if
you impinge:
beware-
for you grasp
a fragile
hope

crush this hope
and you crush
the beauty
of an unformed
happiness

but
if you breathe
a sigh of care
into its
waiting lungs

then freedom sings
on whispered wings

for
even butterflies
need to learn
how to
fly









[This message has been edited by Christopher (edited 05-03-2000).]
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netswan
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1 posted 05-03-2000 02:28 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Christopher this is delightful
and very inspirational --
and peotically done very well --)

netswan
devina
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2 posted 05-03-2000 02:31 AM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

This is so tender Chris...I like you this way m'friend!!!  Keep going with that inspiration, makes for a beautiful poem!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...

Janet Marie
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3 posted 05-03-2000 02:34 AM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

Chris,
this is exceptional writing here, truly...
and it's made even better by the fact that it was inspired by another poets words...
that is the true gift of poetry...and this special place.
I saw your reply on her poem and it was awesome...and I know she will be very touched by this.
"Butterflies are Meant To Be Free"
take care, jm
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4 posted 05-03-2000 04:34 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay Christopher---I have been waiting for this---THIS ONE IS MINE....

Matters not, if you wrote it for me...I'm TAKING it....MINE...(C'mon, I dare ya, TAKE IT BACK...)   one tough butterfly, huh?
ESP
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5 posted 05-03-2000 05:03 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

Lovely!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


 "Poetry is the true expression of my soul, it is my ultimate means of communication. It is my rainbow of delight."
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6 posted 05-03-2000 06:55 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Christopher~
When a poet gives you inspiration ...
it's a blessing ...
you've given back a precious treasure.

This one flutters toward a heart that
needs the nectar of your verse.

ButterfliesDC~ will cherish it, I'm certain.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
noles1@totcon.com

Butterflies_dont_cry
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7 posted 05-03-2000 07:55 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry


Christopher*
How do I even start....This is beautiful and you made me cry darn it!  

  hold it in your hands
        with care,caress,

Showing how fragile these dreams can be although in the moment of love they feel so strong that you place all that you are and all that you have within them.

bound
to the
ground

wishing more

into
a soaring
flight of free

breathtaking imagery and enlightening us how although the dreams that may in time leave and cause us pain without them we would be nothing more than..."bound to the ground"

for
even butterflies
need to learn
how to
fly

I see this as applying for all those who love with everything they have...and then have it taken all away, you forget amidst the pain of betrayal that there is any hope you will ever feel the way you did when love and dreams were brandnew.  

From beginning to end and everywhere in between this was a beautiful sight....and insightful to all that pain (change of seasons) can inspire beauty. For Beauty would be just a word if you had nothing to compare it to.
Chistopher, you have a gift....thank you so much for sharing it.



 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.



[This message has been edited by Butterflies_dont_cry (edited 05-03-2000).]
Butterflies_dont_cry
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8 posted 05-03-2000 05:44 PM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Did I mention you are beginning to ruin my image of you....ya rogue  

 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.



[This message has been edited by Butterflies_dont_cry (edited 05-03-2000).]
TerryW
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9 posted 05-03-2000 05:53 PM       View Profile for TerryW   Email TerryW   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit TerryW's Home Page   View IP for TerryW

Christopher,
     What a lovely tribute!  And so very true.  I was caught at the frist line, my friend, and did not stop till I reached the end.  I thoroughly enjoyed it!

 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Irie
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10 posted 05-03-2000 07:30 PM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie

Take heed to your dreams, but handle them with care........
Don't try so hard that you smother them.
And soon, you'll fly once again, happy and free!

Once again Chris, your words astound me!
This is beautiful!

~Sheri
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11 posted 05-03-2000 08:55 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Simply breathtaking, my friend -- a tender glimpse of soul ... I was swept.

--Me


 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...


--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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12 posted 05-03-2000 10:22 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Chris, this was wonderful. A beautiful description of hope and tenderness. I especally loved the last stanza. Great job.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
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13 posted 05-04-2000 09:58 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

<<<<  standing ovulation  >>>>

Er....I mean ovation, and with tears too!
Seriously man, this was the most tender thing I've seen from you - superbly sweet.  Gosh, I didn't know you COULD be.       hehe
Nicole
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14 posted 05-04-2000 10:43 AM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

Caress and nurture a dream and it will grow and thrive..

Gorgeous, m'friend..
Denise
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15 posted 05-04-2000 11:10 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Christopher, this is absolutely beautiful! As delicate as a butterfly!  

Denise
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This true work of art touched me so very deeply. I not only saw the words, I felt them. That, my fellow poet, is what poetry is meant for. A wonderful piece os work, Christopher.

Kris

 the poet's pen...gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name ~ Shakespeare
 
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