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since 1999-12-26
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Ontario, CANADA

0 posted 2000-06-21 09:02 PM


If only I could know how it felt to stand before my bedroom window, touch my hand to the inviting glass, and leave this caterpillar body.
If only I could fulfil my heart's desire to escape this sickly skin, for emptiness and ugliness to seep out of my tired veins to be replaced by beauty and ecstasy,
to delight in the enchantment of spreading my splendourous wings for the first time, to fly beneath the heavens, to be careless, to soar.
If only I knew how it felt to hear the first morning song of the lustrous red-breasted robin, nestled in the trees, like a musicbox playing a passionate melody in my newborn ears.
If only I could know how it would feel to suckle on the dew from the white breast of a rose, a taste of paradise, flowing like liquid poetry upon my tongue,
to be lured by the sweet, exotic fragrance of a peach stained blossom, feeling it's silky layers engulf me in it's everlasting love,
to embrace the magnificence of feeling magnolia leaves gently caressing my glorious wings, like God's fingertips to the golden strings of a harp, brushing softly against the palette of my colours.
If only I could feel the mist of the cloud's tears, tricking down from the deep blue sky to dance across my face.
If only I knew how it would feel for my slender body to marinate in the wide open air - to glide,
to be greeted by the warmth of the crimson yellow sun and by the chill of the wind, penetrating my long spine,
to ingest the crispness of the autumn air above the clouds, grand and marvelous the rapture,
and to flutter over the rich turquoise waters and through ardent fields of emerald, vivid beyond imagination, rejuvenating my once weary heart.
If only I could journey to the ends of the earth to find glory and peace, forevermore, where pain and sorrow and loneliness no longer exist.
I wish I could know how it would feel to digest freedom,
If only I knew how it felt to finally be free,
ever graceful, as a butterfly.

By Melissa P. Monette
aka - *Melissa Honeybee*

[This message has been edited by Melissa Honeybee (edited 06-23-2000).]

© Copyright 2000 Melissa P. Long-Monette - All Rights Reserved
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since 1999-06-05
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Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
1 posted 2000-06-21 09:13 PM

you have some wonderful thoughts here, Melissa. Take my vote....please  
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since 1999-11-23
Posts 14937
East Lansing, MI USA
2 posted 2000-06-21 09:20 PM

Fly free gentle soul. . . and seek that which you long for. . .


That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

Janet Marie
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since 2000-01-22
Posts 18554

3 posted 2000-06-21 10:16 PM

this is amazing
the imagery is incredible
you are a butterfly

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since 1999-06-05
Posts 596
Callington, Cornwall, England
4 posted 2000-06-22 07:38 AM

So many if only's, so little time!


"We are the music makers and we are the makers of dreams." - Willy Wonka.

ellie LeJeune
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since 2000-01-10
Posts 4156
King of Prussia, PA USA
5 posted 2000-06-22 08:10 AM

Wonderful! maybe your inner you has always been a butterfly? Ellie

Summers haunting melody
that awakens
the butterflies,
calling them to join
the dance
in their silent song
of praise to God.

ellie LeJeune

Rex Allen McCoy
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since 2000-01-30
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Sippin a Timmy's in London
6 posted 2000-06-22 01:21 PM

Melissa ... what a treasure this is

X Angel
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since 1999-11-07
Posts 1521
7 posted 2000-06-22 02:02 PM

the wording you used in this poem was sublime
I particularily loved the
I am flabbergasted! *wink*

Member Ascendant
since 1999-12-26
Posts 5372
Ontario, CANADA
8 posted 2000-06-22 08:22 PM

Thank you everyone, it means a lot!  This is one of my favourite poems that I have written, I wrote it in 15 minutes the thoughts just poured out of me.  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee

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since 2000-06-20
Posts 1090
Pearl city Iowa
9 posted 2000-06-22 08:33 PM

Earth has no bounds for you, and words are just ingrediants in the spells you weave...
And I am enchanted, you have my vote


Member Ascendant
since 1999-12-26
Posts 5372
Ontario, CANADA
10 posted 2000-06-23 01:05 PM

Olias, from the moment you joined passions you have been a big support to me and I thank you  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee

Elizabeth Santos
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since 1999-11-08
Posts 9269
11 posted 2000-06-23 01:14 PM

Truly an amazing poem, worthy of the printing press

brian madden
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since 2000-05-06
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12 posted 2000-06-23 03:22 PM

Melissa, a wonderful and powerful poem. I remember shedding my old self and peeling off the pain of the past. An excellent poem. wonderfully written.  
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Member Rara Avis
since 2000-01-03
Posts 7855

13 posted 2000-07-01 06:26 PM

Melissa, you are blessed with words. I read this, and felt like I was along for the ride. You have a powerful mind. And you were just blessed by Butterfly Slippers (Janet Marie) herself, so feel extra lucky!  


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New York, USA
14 posted 2000-07-14 11:55 PM

This is just beautiful Melissa, wonderful imagery.  I love this.  Bonnie
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15 posted 2000-07-15 08:04 AM

wonderfully written.  Enjoyed very much.
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