Only Butterflies Are Free

Updated on September 12, 2017
Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida with my wonderful cat Sid.

Birds fill the skies,

getting a bird’s eye view,

of everything below them -

making swirls up above.

Emotions fill people,

both good and bad,

some days you want to smile

and other days you can only frown.

Friends are like diamonds,

the rarest ones,

stay and hang on -

sometimes for a lifetime.

The ones that are fly by night,

come and go -

in and out your door.

Everyone seeks love,

an emotion that we need,

to make life complete.

Until you find a love that’s true,

your heart will flitter -

like butterflies filling the summer sky.

Love can freeze like the winter ice

and thaw with the spring breezes.

Heat up with summer’s passion

and fade when the autumn leaves fall.

Love’s emotions are like waves upon the sea,

they lap against the shore -

then swirl back into the sea.

Whenever love like a colorful butterfly,

enters your life,

you want it to stay -

forever and a day.

But love is so unlike,

colorful butterflies -

dancing in a blue summer sky.

Catch a butterfly

and try to hold onto it,

before you know -

it will have danced away.

Love can hurt and break a heart,

so remember and never forget -

only butterflies are free.

Questions & Answers

    © 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

    Comments

      0 of 8192 characters used
      Post Comment

      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        14 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Freya. You can use the phrase.

      • Freya Cesare profile image

        Freya Cesare 

        14 months ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

        "Love like a colorful butterfly" I like the phrase. I might steal it. ^^

      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Peggy.

        Thank you Jackie.

      • profile image

        Peggy Woods 

        15 months ago

        We have butterflies winging their way through our garden often. Love seeing them. Your analogy of butterflies and love was well done.

      • Jackie Lynnley profile image

        Jackie Lynnley 

        15 months ago from The Beautiful South

        Who doesn't love butterflies? I cannot remember if I have ever written a poem about butterflies or not but we all should. You did a wonderful job tying them to love!

      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        You welcome Mike. I saw one I believe last most colorful butterfly with some vivid red by my pear tree a few days ago. I believe it was a wonderful hello message from my husband and it certainly made me smile.

      • DREAM ON profile image

        DREAM ON 

        15 months ago

        I haven't seen many butterflies this year. I wonder where they all are ? Now with the summer over I will have to wait to next Spring. Their wings so beautiful and their movements so graceful. Once again you help me see butterflies in a different light. Thank you for writing this special piece.

      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you FlourishAnyway.

      • FlourishAnyway profile image

        FlourishAnyway 

        15 months ago from USA

        I like the image of dancing butterflies!

      • Gypsy Rose Lee profile imageAUTHOR

        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        15 months ago from Riga, Latvia

        Thank you Bill. Nice to see you here first. Hope you have an inspirational week.

      • billybuc profile image

        Bill Holland 

        15 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Beautiful metaphor!

      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)