Janet* This is absolutely amazing...your Butterfly inspires the most heart touching pieces in you. He was a gift from the poetic angels. You have tears in my eyes with this heart touching weave.
Then he taught me how to hold on to love ... while still learning to let go
And while I was loving him ... he taught me ... how to love me
So I loved him like it was my last chance, and when the time came ... I set my butterfly free. This is from you heart and soul...your muse kicked my muse's @$$!!! on this one sweetie! **I bow to the Queen of Weave**
**Angel Wing Hugs and Butterfly Kisses** Love ya S.S.!! BDC
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Jan, You always know exactly how to touch my heart. I don't know how you do it...but you do. And you always know exactly how I am feeling. I LOVED this piece. In fact, it is one of my favorites by you. Then again, I have so many. It was hard to choose. lol. But you have written your heart and soul in this one...and oh what a beautiful view it is...even if it is tinged with sadness. I am very happy that this person touched your life in this way. I believe at some point in time we all meet someone who touches us in some profound way. But only a few of us have a love quite like the one you describe here.
Much admiration and love, 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."
Janet Marie, this poem touched my heart so deeply, I don't know what else to say...these tears would tell you if you could see them. Thank you for posting such a heart-felt, honest and beautifully wise poem!
Oh Janet...this touches me deeply right now, because of my current situation. I'm working on an intensely emotional piece about it, and this poem of yours has truly helped boost my inspiration to hurry up and get it finished! I know all too well, that feeling of holding someone like it's your last time...you described that tenderness so sweetly. Your heart is beautiful when it's pouring out, girl. And yes, sometimes we learn more from a few precious moments with a butterfly in our hand, than a lifetime of holding nothing at all. And sadly, the most beautiful part, is when they take flight to leave us. That old country song comes to mind, (I'm sure you know it) goes something like..."If I never love again, at least I knew love, cause baby, I was loved by you..." ACK That wasn't even close, but you probably know what I'm talking about. I'm thinking Garth, or Randy?? Naw...Clint Black? HELP! Anyways....beautiful poem girl. Glad you can see the brighter side of freeing love, and knowing it truly.
"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
thank you to each one of you who took the time to read and reply to this. PLEASE know I am deeply touched by your words and I felt the sincerity in these wonderful replies. I am still daily awed that my work can evoke this kind of emotion... I am overwhelmed and grateful beyond words-by the love, and respect I am shown here daily. I thank you from my heart. janet marie
Sweet Janet this is as golden as you are. Butterflies are so beautiful and delicate and your poem was every bit a butterfly. You have set yours free but you have those beautiful and tender moments to hold onto and remeber. Lovely poem jm like all yours are Sweet dreams always Tracie~
Love is the life of the soul... It is the harmony of the universe