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To Hold A Butterfly

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Janet Marie
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0 posted 06-03-2000 08:47 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

He said "Hold me before I go baby ...
and promise me you wont cry,"
so I held him like it was forever, and I promised ...
though we both knew it was a sweet lie.

He said "Love me while Im gone baby" ...
and thru my tears, all I could do was smile.
He had heard the angels calling his name ...
we both knew we only had a little while.

So I held him even closer ...
and I tried to quiet all his doubt.
I kissed away his tears that fell ...
from too many years of doing without.

I said "I will always love you baby,
this you already know."
Then he taught me how to hold on to love ...
while still learning to let go.

And I learned there are some wounds ...
that even love cant heal.
And I learned unconditional love ...
was gentle, genuine, and real.

I said "I don't just love you baby ...
I love you desperately."
This kind of love is forever ...
it is born of fate and destiny.

So we held each other tighter,
and we let not one emotion go unspoken.
We learned this love was constant ...
this bond could not, would not be broken.

And I learned that this kind of love ...
could truly set a heart free.
And while I was loving him ...
he taught me ... how to love me.

Sometimes Fate grants you a gift ...
and it gives your life its destination.
And along the way,
you find your self and your heart's inspiration.

Everything indeed ... happens for a reason ...
something's are simply and sweetly just meant to be.
So I loved him like it was my last chance,
and when the time came ... I set my butterfly free.


~Butterflies Are Meant To Be Free~


Janet Marie

for DeVante', always.




†There are places inside our souls ...
that have never been touched.
There are places inside our hearts ...
that need to be loved this much.
~Janet Marie~

"What the caterpillar calls the end ...
The world calls a butterfly"
~Lao Tze Tao~
~Butterflies are meant to be free~





[This message has been edited by Janet Marie (edited 06-03-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Janet Marie - All Rights Reserved
Kit McCallum
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1 posted 06-03-2000 08:51 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

"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."

Excellent Janet Marie!  I loved the whole theme of your poem, and the lines above were exceptional ... beautifully said!

Best wishes,
/Kit
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2 posted 06-03-2000 09:08 AM       View Profile for 2dalimit   Email 2dalimit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for 2dalimit

I loved your heart filled poem.

A loving tribute in written word
Can ease the pain you felt
Iím sorry for your loss
And hope your heart donít melt

Melton
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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


[This message has been edited by Butterflies_dont_cry (edited 06-03-2000).]
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4 posted 06-03-2000 11:23 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

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."



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5 posted 06-03-2000 11:39 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Janet, this is one of your best! A beautiful, wise poem!  
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And I learned there are some wounds ...
that even love cant heal.
And I learned unconditional love ...
was gentle, genuine, and real

a wonderful and beautiful tribute to your soul mate, thanks for sharing.

Sometimes Fate grants you a gift ...
and it gives your life its destination.
And along the way,
you find your self and your heart's inspiration.

Everything indeed ... happens for a reason ...
something's are simply and sweetly just meant to be.
So I loved him like it was my last chance,
and when the time came ... I set my butterfly free.


 ------------------------
"I've been too honest with myself I should have lied like everybody else"-Richey Edwards

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

Baltimore Grotto

"Libraries gave us power
Then work came and made us free
What price now for a shallow piece of dignity"
Nicky Wire, A design for Life.

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"Rock 'n' roll is our epiphany
Culture, alienation, boredom and despair"
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7 posted 06-03-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Oh, Jan, I'm so moved and touched deeply by this masterpiece of love so deep and abiding.
A gift from God is this kind of love and you express it with magical splendor. Love, Ellie

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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!
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~Janet Marie,...I'd really like for you to know just how much I love this piece.  Really.  This is purely poetic talent here.  Your expression is a beautiful one...thank you for sharing it.  *Peace.
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10 posted 06-03-2000 02:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oh..Ouch...damn, sniffle.

you do understand me---thanks for very astute reply to AND???--and this is bittersweet--and I do understand you me twin.
Michael
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11 posted 06-03-2000 02:08 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Wonderful poem, Janet.  Sometimes we have to let go - just to hold on...  


Michael
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Janet Marie, ....Lost for words. Awesome. marcy
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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

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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
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jan

it is YOU who gives so much to us!! I love ya girl...back to the top this goes! so beautiful!!

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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16 posted 06-03-2000 05:33 PM       View Profile for X Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for X Angel

Very touching, sometimes people happen to us so that we can in turn become better people. You wrote this very beautifully, thanks  
~H
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Oh, JM, I love this!  It reminds me of the movie Phenomenon...loving someone who is dying, holding on to them and letting them go.  Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!

 It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley


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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


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Janet Marie,

awe-some adj. Splendid, wonderful, marvelous, extraordinary, brilliant, excellent, fabulous, fantastic, heavenly, mind-blowing (slang), stupendous, super, superb, superlative, terrific, wondrous.

Did I miss any?? oh yeah, TOUCHING

Best wishes,
Poetaster D
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I had to read this again........it's so beautiful Sister of mine...Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I do so love it when you are inspired!!!
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Janet....Wow, this is sensational work, BDC is not the only one with tears! So very touching, beautiful work!

 God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me. ~Unknown


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Learning to love someone enough to let them go is quite a lesson indeed....JM, this is phenomenal...you have such wisdom, such beauty within your words.  I am left in awe, once again.  

 *Krista Knutson*

"Thought is real, physical is the illusion..." Albert from ~What Dreams May Come~


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Yr no slouch when it comes to writing love poetry yourself, Butterfly Slippers!   Well done. Maybe butterflies have to be set free, but at least they leave you their slippers as mementos.

Mike
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24 posted 06-04-2000 01:29 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

WOWOWOWOWOWPWOWOW!!!!!!!!!

Jan,

This is definitely one of your best  

Filled with emotion, and very wise words

now I must ask you a question you once asked me.....How'd you get to be so smart anyway?
LOL

Later Jan~gator

 All my love,
Jeffrey

I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

 
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