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Poor Little Tansy Butterfly

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netswan
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Poor Little Tansy Butterfly

My son and his girl came to visit me
and in the kitchen they did find
a lovely red Tansy Butterfly
and my son caught it in a jar

"Mom, what kind of bug is this?
It sure is pretty. I am going
to set it free, cuz in the house
it will surely die."

"That is a Tansy Butterfly
a beautiful creature that needs
to be outside. So, yes, how sweet
of you, do set it free!"

The butterfly with bright red wings
was soon to be set free by the
heart of my son who is nineteen
To fly to the azure sky

Outside I hear a mournful cry
"Mom, a mean old humming bird
ate my Tansy Butterfly just as
it spread its wings to fly

Why, oh why, did I set it free
only to see it die? Poor little
beautiful Tansy Butterfly."

Oh, my heart did beat to see his face
so full of angered surprise
And that question in his eyes
I was at loss for words for my reply
to the fate of the lovely butterfly.

~netswan


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Dark Angel
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1 posted 06-09-2000 04:55 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Awww, that poor little butterfly. This is sweet netswan.  

 Je t'aime plus qu'hier et moins que demain."
I love you more than yesterday and less than tomorrow
(unkown)


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2 posted 06-09-2000 05:56 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Ahhh the paradox of nature, so beautiful yet so cruel.
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3 posted 06-09-2000 11:10 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Oh, that poor little butterfly. Can't win 'em all i guess  lol

 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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4 posted 06-09-2000 11:38 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Butterfly a little faster next time.
Sad though.
Maybe there was baby hums to feed.
netswan
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Thank you Dark Angle, Eric, Jeffrey
and Insect  -- yeah, I had to write it
down as soon as my son left. It was so
amazing. I was thinking of all the insects
I have set free, and never once have I seen
them swooped up like that.  Insect, LOL
have you ever seen how fast a humming bird
is ---)  Once our cat caught one he had
such a look of surprise on his face. "I GOT
it, I actually Got it."  And the hummer
buzzed off - prob thinking "stupid cat"
wayoutwalt
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6 posted 06-10-2000 12:02 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

if i was a butterfly i could prolly have taken that tancy pansy butterfly in a race to survive o yuh good poem
Butterflies_dont_cry
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What a touching poem Netswan...you poor son   how sad. I loved your imagery and the tale as you wove.  
netswan
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8 posted 06-10-2000 12:18 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan

Thanks Walt - bet you would have!

Oh butterfly look at your cool jar. Wow.
Thanks!
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