Butterflies are rare



I confess my very first love 

was the one that gave me butterflies

the one, that made me

swing my arms around

in eternal hope

never to let go


hands, I wanted to hold


and my smile?

it just wouldn’t let me rest

not even as I slept




it simply wasn't to be 

and no matter of all the in-betweens  

nothing could have saved our love  


i'm not regretful

actually i’m most grateful



because love can be…


deep pain

immense happiness


loyalty, deceit

and sometimes even jealousy  

hell, even death 


but I wouldn’t want it any other way


because my darlings

butterflies are rare.

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  • Nubianpoet

    Indeed they are, Teddy! Their metamorphosis is AMAZING, like the song, Teddy Swims sings & your picture is simple awesome.
    I can relate to this piece. Thank uπŸ™πŸΎπŸ˜‰

    • Teddy.15

      Thank you I went to read one of yours but no comments allowed. Still very kind of you to come over to mine. Take care πŸ’ž

      • Nubianpoet

        Titles have to hit me! Yours did.
        Thanks 4 sharing. Will post a new piece soon.
        U may comment then πŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜‰πŸ’

      • Tom C Dylan

        A brilliant poem, just brilliant. The way it builds and builds to the last lines. Just fantastic.

        • Teddy.15

          Awe so very beautiful this review I'm simply blushing Mr Tom C Dylan. Hey my romantic muse is very rarely seen you know? Yeh I'm more of a gloomsday writer πŸ˜† thank you so much 🌹

        • Neville

          I enjoyed every single word, but as I reached the concluding line, I couldn't help but smile .. because I know for a fact that both butterflies and love are elusive & fragile and beautiful .. and .. ❀️

          • Teddy.15

            Yeh it's the butterflies within dear Nev isn't it and the ones floating around too true my dear friend. Thank you πŸ¦‹

          • Accidental Poet

            Rare as is this love Teddy. Personally, I just love when your Muse of love comes out with a wet quill. Beautifully penned dear poetess. πŸ¦‹πŸ‘

            • Teddy.15

              Wow A.P what an amazing thing to say. Thank you dear friend straight to my poetic heart ❀️

              • Accidental Poet

                Some friendships live forever
                And then some slowly die
                Still others are not friendships at all
                But rare is the friendship between you and I πŸ«‚

              • Doggerel Dave

                Upstairs somewhere you said you were a 'doomsday writer', Teddy, I thought 'oh come on...' My sense of humour must have momentarily left me.... Apologies...
                A deeply romantic write.....

                • Teddy.15

                  The gloomsday poet lol I am sometimes. I can feel your humour dear Dave glad to have you here, I'm a big bundle of fuzzy love today. πŸ’œ

                • sorenbarrett

                  Not only rare but beautiful in color as they drop and raise. I find their different colors solace for the soul from the reads and yellows, whites and iridescent blues to ones that seem to try to communicate with numbers on their wings. A beautiful metaphor and poem.

                  • Teddy.15

                    Thank you dearest sorenbarret so very humbled when you leave your beautiful words. πŸ¦‹

                  • Alan R

                    Satisfying read.

                    • Teddy.15

                      Dear Alan R Thank you so much 🌹

                    • Thomas W Case

                      Truly beautiful. You nailed it.

                      • Teddy.15

                        Thank you so much dear Thomas ❀️

                      • Goldfinch60

                        Wonderful emotive words Teddy, may those butterflies come back to you.


                        • Teddy.15

                          Sure Andy thank you. 🌹

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