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Madame Chipmunk
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Flutter By



In Memory of Ginger Michelle Chadwick

Oh butterfly, you flutter by
your home between the earth and sky
in spring, you burst from your cocoon
in time with mother nature's tune

and when you spread your speckled wings
you echo of eternal things
the spectre of those wings in flight
sweet whispers of eternal life

as toward the heavens, you ascend
a symbol that life never ends
flying through eternity
exalted beauty, fancy free

so, butterfly...please flutter by
remind us that we never die
and loved ones whom we thought had gone
live on somewhere...somewhere beyond

soaring through the earthly mists
to enter heaven's timeless bliss
casting off their human forms
like you, from your cocoon...reborn




Lyra Nesius 2002

[This message has been edited by Madame Chipmunk (05-25-2002 01:21 AM).]

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SEA
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I am keeping this one. Reminds me of my Aunt. Thank you for this.
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A most difficult day for Larry,
and I thank you for once again,
showing your heart, Lyra...a
very special gift you have given
to Larry, and to all of us...
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there are comfoting words here, Lyra..nicely put

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This is such a beautiful poem for Larry.
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You present this with a beautiful heart in words and pictures....I thank you for that!
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Lyra,
You are a pretty butterfly.
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Lyra,  your words speak well for us all and
our thoughts for Larry...and for those WE
have lost as well...  Thank You!
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Lovely words of remembrance....

hugsssss

Lauren~

I would rather have one breath of his hair,
one kiss of his mouth,
one touch of his hand
than an eternity without it.

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(big huggggsssssss) Oh Lyra, this is sooooooo beautifully touchinh, sweet friend, I cried reading this because of your loving heart and just thinking of Larry and how his love is so very strong! (kiss on cheek) God Bless You, sweet friend, my thoughts are with him always, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Lyra, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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Lyra, this is so special. I know you understand this terrible pain. I think empathy from friends is about all that we can give in this sitution.
Hugs
Sandra
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Sue, thank you so much for your reply...
I would love to know the story of your aunt, sometime.

A butterfly flew out of my first husband's grave just as they were lowering his coffin into it.
When he was dying, he sid he would send me a sign that he was still alive somewhere...I took that to be the sign.

~ butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Thanks Karilea...butterflies have long been a symbol of the passage from this life to the next.
The butterfly we saw at my first husband's burial was doubly special because they had been spraying for gypsy moths and it knocked out the whole butterfly population....and yet, in spite of that....here was this magnificent butterfly, flying OUT of his grave....and butterflies...almost NEVER go underground....thats the chipmunk's job.

~ butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Martin...I think it is very comforting to think that our loved ones are not gone, but alive somewhere....maybe on a different plane of existence....

~butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Thank you, Sue...I'm glad you enjoyed it.

~butterfly hugs

Lyra

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You are very welcome, Eric...
Thank you for your kind words.

~ butterfly hugs

Lyra

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How very sweet of you to say that, Sy...

Sometimes, I wish I really were a butterfly.

They are such beautiful creatures and they don't need makeup to make them look that way either.

~ butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much for your kind words, Barry...

I find it very comforting to think that my departed loved ones are somewhere where they  are happy.

~ butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much, Lauren...I'm glad you enjoyed it...

~ butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much for your reply, Noah....

I am sorry to have made you cry...

~ sad butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Thanks so much for your reply, Sandra...

I think you are right about the empathy...but I really can't say that I know EXACTLY what Larry is going through because everyone experiences loss differently.  It also depends on how the loss occurred.

~ butterfly hugs

Lyra

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Absolutely Madame...I hope and pray and depend upon this truth...many of us know this to be true from deep within our hearts...James
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Thanks so much, James...I was a real skeptic until I saw that butterfly...I guess because of it, I was also reborn in a way.

~ spiritual hugs

Lyra

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Lyra,
Thank you for your continued support and for your call. Bless you dear friend. Always.
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I hope you and your family are doing well during these difficult days, Larry.  I'm glad that you found the poem meaningful.

It was very good to talk to you too...if you need to talk, you have my number and please feel free to call  any time,

hugs of comfort and...
~ lots of love to you and yours


Lyra

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