Delicate Me



I’ve put it all away

All the pain I’ve suffered in my life

That’s led me humbly to this day


All the disappointment

The hardship







I've done it

I’ve put them all in a

Beautiful antique set of drawers

That sits so pretty


Even though I know what's inside


I no longer wish to open them

I no longer wish to feed

My bad memories


I’ll let them starve

I have no interest in keeping them alive


I won't open these drawers

But if I do

 A long, long time from now


A beautiful Butterfly

Will find her way out

Flying into the blue sky


And I’ll be free.


  • Saxon Crow

    A lovely poem with a positive message. I'd say you're already the butterfly Teddy

    • Teddy.15

      thank you Sax that is such a kind thing to say and yes i believe i am. have a wonderful day poet friend.

      • Saxon Crow

        You too Teddy πŸ™‚

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        Lovely I like the idea of putting memories in a pretty drawer , and the butterfly appearing at the end . A good poem , teddy πŸ™‚

        • Teddy.15

          as long as we put them somewhere my dear yellowrose, they cannot harm us, i would also throw them over board a ship. thank you my dear friend.

        • Goldfinch60

          May that freedom be always with you Teddy and your butterfly fly into glory.


          • Teddy.15

            good morning dear Andy, thank you.

          • Jayasree

            That's a beautiful poem πŸ™‚
            Do away with all the bad memories and let the happy butterfly be with you always.

            • Teddy.15

              dear jayasree thank you, i'm glad you like my words. thank you. have a great day.

            • dusk arising

              I think you are already the beautiful butterfly of your last verse. How free you are and how blue the sky feels are not for me to judge.

              Allowing our history to keep its disappointments and for each of us to look to the future with a positive outlook unhindered by our past misfortunes is a choice I made long ago.

              • Teddy.15

                dear Dusk, thank you for your kind words, i don't feel i've had a bad life at all, i have had many experiences that have led me to who i am and for this i'm grateful. i love putting it into words, i like to think that i am sharing my thoughts to some who may not have understood that even in the worst we can come out best. i truly appreciate your thoughts and i agree with all my heart what you have said. Thank you. i am andeed the butterfly because i choose to be. x

              • orchidee

                A fine write Teddy.
                I ruined an (old) garment.
                Wrote on it all the negative names I could think of - stupid, silly, and worse - that I said about myself, or that others may have said to me.
                Then I burnt the thing in a fire. It was therapeutic.
                Just light the fire outdoors, not indoors! lol.
                Might look a bit strange to the neighbours - have we killed someone, and disposing of the evidence? Oohh!

                • Teddy.15

                  lol oh you really are fun dear orchi, i've never been one to feel hurt by words nor opinions of others, so don't worry, i do however agree that it could be theraputic to burn rubbish when needed especially the rubbish that keeps us from moving on. although i haven't tried it myself simply because i'm clumsy and an entire town could be cought in my clumsyness. lol thanks dear friend.

                • Doggerel Dave

                  You rarely write about any miseries or trials you may have been through or have had inflicted upon you, but even when you do, there’s an optimistic end to it all. Good on yer, Teddy.

                  • Teddy.15

                    thank you dear dave i really appreciate you noticing this. i think there is little point to feeling sorry for ones self because it could always be worse. thank you friend. x

                  • Accidental Poet

                    I think once we learn to appreciate life, we look back on our past and bad memories of any kind and see them from a new perspective. That we have to have those bad things so we can judge and recognize the good experiences we have. Like a caterpillar comes out of it's cocoon as the butterfly with all the knowledge it has learned. You are now that butterfly Teddy.

                    • Teddy.15

                      your words are truly precious to me dear A.P Thank you.

                      • Accidental Poet

                        You trying to make me blush? You succeeded ; )

                      • L. B. Mek

                        'sing your song, dear poet
                        like only you can'
                        empowering! to say the least

                        • Teddy.15

                          Thank you dear L.B much appreciated always .

                        • Jerry Reynolds

                          Good read, Teddy.

                          • Teddy.15

                            Thank you I shall work on some comedy very soon so you can share it with your morning coffee, I appreciate your visit thank you.

                            • Jerry Reynolds

                              Yes Please.

                            • Fay Slimm.

                              Refusing to give time to bad memories is so wise Teddy - lovely to think a butterfly waits in that pretty drawer with those dark times.

                              • Teddy.15

                                Thank you dear Fay.

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