Love Like a Butterfly

Updated on January 22, 2020
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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.

She came to him,

like a lovely butterfly,

as graceful as a swan,

as loving as the sunshine,

on a summer’s day.

She seemed to flit, to fly,

her feet never touching the ground,

along with her she brought,

wonderful memories

and love as sweet as honey.

For awhile he thought,

she was but a dream

and it took his breath away -

each time he saw her.

Their love was wonderful and real

and he hoped this time,

love was here to stay.

She was like a butterfly.

that comes and goes ,

according to the seasons.

That first spring,

he saw her blossoming,

as the sun became warmer

and protected her from the spring rains.

By summer their love was in full bloom,

they seemed to drift along -

through the hot, summer days.

In the sultry, star-filled nights,

he loved to see her,

bathed in the golden glow of the moonlight.

When the first winds,

of autumn began to blow,

he saw her begin to shiver.

Like a butterfly,

that knows its days,

are numbered.

He kissed her and loved her,

he promised to hold her,

all through the cold autumn rains

and the freezing winter snows.

But his butterfly longed to stray,

she needed the warmth of the sun

and he had to stay behind.

Their parting was bittersweet,

but like the rare rose she was,

that she’d come round again,

come flying back,

when the southern breezes,

began blowing

and spring was in the air.

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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        10 days ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        Thank you, Ann

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        Ann Carr 

        11 days ago from SW England

        Beautiful! The transience of a butterfly fits well with the theme of love. You've captured it well.


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        Gypsy Rose Lee 

        3 weeks ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

        You're welcome, Ruby and glad you enjoyed it.

        Thank you. Pamela.

        Glad you enjoyed this John.

        You're welcome, Eric and glad it brought some good memories

        I too enjoy the dance of the monarchs each summer Bull.

        Thank you, Manatita

        Thank you, Linda

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        Linda Crampton 

        3 weeks ago from British Columbia, Canada

        This is a lovely poem. The symbolism and imagery created by the butterfly are beautiful aspects of the poem.

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        3 weeks ago from london

        Told with sweetness and tenderness and flowed well. Dolly sounds different but it is a vibrant song. Peace.

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        Bill Holland 

        3 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

        Like Eric, I'm reminded of the monarchs in this poem...their lovely return each spring is always a welcomed sight.

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        Eric Dierker 

        3 weeks ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Over the last 7 or so years I have been blessed with a child who is mesmorized by them. And we have an edge of a migration of Monarchs.

        This wonderful prose revived some memories, thank you.

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        John Hansen 

        3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

        I love this poem, Rasma. A butterfly is a lovely symbol to use. The song by Dolly Parton is also one of my favourites. Thanks for sharing.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        3 weeks ago from Sunny Florida

        Using the butterfly makes for such a tender, beautiful poem. This is a beautiful poem.

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        Ruby Jean Richert 

        3 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

        This is a lovely poem, one more of my favorites from you. Thank you!


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