Mandi

A Beautiful Butterfly

 

In a forest deep in the wood

 

There was a village of beautiful butterflies

 

But one stood out more then she should

 

Because of a spot some thought ugly to their eyes

 

It was on her left wing just at the top

 

An odd dull yellow that looked out of place

 

The others made fun of her constantly non-stop

 

She'd run away crying trying to hide her face

 

One day she ran really quite far

 

And sat on a log yelling to the trees

 

"Why do i have this ugly spot,why are things the way they are?"

 

But the only thing to answer her cries was the blowing of the breeze

 

The next day she woke early and headed back to where she sat before

 

She liked it out here where she could cry and yell

 

No one to hide from out here anymore

 

No one to hear her as far as she could tell

 

She continued to do this for days on end

 

Avoiding everyone as much as she could

 

But to her surprise she'd soon find a friend

 

Who saw her day after day hiding in the redwood

 

"Could you please keep it down today?"

 

She heard the scratchy voice in a shock

 

"You can't keep coming here yelling and crying this way!"

 

She looked around behind the log and even under a rock

 

"Over here in the tree to your right"

 

She turned to look who this mystery stranger could be

 

And there on the redwood just bearly in sight

 

Was a caterpillar munching on some moss on the tree

 

"Who are you?" She asked very curious

 

"How long have you been on that tree there?"

 

"Day in and day out of you crying" he sounded slightly furious

 

At first she didn't speak She wouldn't dare

 

But then the caterpillar relaxed and rolled his eyes

 

Went back to eating and sighed

 

"You've been quiet through all my cries?"

 

"Why did you just sit and hide?"

 

He huffed and puffed as she asked him this and that

 

She found him interesting but moody at best

 

Eventually she gave up asking and just sat

 

Sat and stared at her new grumpy guest

 

The days that followed she still came to the same place

 

The caterpillar still there on his redwood

 

She started to like sharing this space

 

Even if he was grouchy, he seemed good

 

Then out of no where he asked her why she came

 

"Why everyday do you leave the beautiful village to come here?"

 

She bowed her head and showed him her wing in shame

 

And told him her story without shedding a tear

 

She found him easy to talk to

 

Her words flowed effortlessly out

 

He listened not saying a word all the way through

 

She finished and they sat quietly in her new hideout

 

They grew closer and closer with every passing day

 

They were friends before they even knew it

 

He was her distraction, her getaway

 

And together they were a perfect fit

 

Then something happened that caught her off guard

 

One morning she ran into a group of the butterflies

 

They mocked and poked fun but she didn't cry even though it was hard

 

Out of her they did not get a rise

 

She rushed away as soon as she could

 

And flew to her friend right away

 

But when she got there he wasn't on his redwood

 

He wasn't anywhere near where they normally stay

 

She searched all day and all night

 

But to no avail, she could not find him

 

This continued for a fortnight

 

Until she gave up feeling rather grim

 

She thought he must of had a reason to leave so sudden

 

She hoped he was okay wherever he was at

 

She wondered the village aimlessly ignoring the slurs flooding in

 

It didn't  matter, he was gone, and nothing hurt more then that

 

The days turned into a blur and the mean words slowed

 

The other butterflies started to feel bad

 

Her heart break was not hidden it showed

 

They knew they were a part of why she was so broken and sad

 

On this day she stayed put in her house and layed on the floor

 

Not wanting to be bothered at all

 

But there came a knock on the door

 

So she got up and answered the call

 

"Please not today, just leave me alone" she said

 

She looked up at the handsome butterfly in front of her now

 

Then went to turn away to go to bed

 

But her eyes caught something that made her stop and raise her brow

 

She looked back at him and back at the thing

 

It was a spot not unlike hers right there

 

A green one though on the top left wing

 

She was in awe at what her and this stranger share

 

She met his stare and noticed something familiar

 

His eyes reminded her of someone she knows

 

This handsome butterfly was very peculiar

 

And then he spoke and she froze

 

"It's me. I'm sorry I was gone so long. Being in that cocoon took forever"

 

He smiled and reached out pulling her into a hug so tight

 

"I'm so glad I found you it was quite the endeavor"

 

And that moment felt so right

 

It was him he was back and a butterfly no less

 

And he had a spot just like her there on his wing at the top

 

She cried and knew she looked a mess

 

"I missed you" he said wiping away a tear before it could drop

 

She was so happy he was back she couldn't hold it in

 

She flung her arms around him and gave him a kiss

 

He kissed her back with a great big grin

 

And they both felt utter bliss

 

Now together they live in that village of beautiful butterflies

 

No one makes fun of her anymore not that she'd care

 

She's nothing but beautiful in his handsome eyes

 

And they're happy together with the spots that only they share

 

Comments7

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    WOW MANDI ~ Thanks for a beautiful SAGA ! We look at ourselves and often wonder ~ will I find someone just like me (My female or male alter ego) and our love will be equal and mutual ? Your story illustrates this perfectly and I found it so so beautiful ~ it made me weep with JOY ! Thanks for caring & sharing ~ Yours BRIAN. Please check my PYRAMID POEM ~ Thanks B.

    • Mandi

      Glad you liked it๐Ÿ˜Š

    • lasergraph

      WOW, a beautiful read and a great message. This would be a great children's book. It brightened my day.

      • Mandi

        Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

      • WL Schuett

        Very nice Mandi a good train throughout kept me interested and though I knew where it was going I kept reading and enjoyed it

        • Mandi

          I'm very glad that even though it is predictable you liked it๐Ÿ˜

        • malubotelho

          Mandi, you are great story teller. Just so awesome.

          • Mandi

            Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

          • dusk arising

            Quite lovely. Very enjoyable reading.

            • Mandi

              Thank you๐Ÿ˜Š

            • Adam Shirley

              This brought me to tears I have to say, It's one of the most beautiful pieces I've ever read, thank you for this poem, it's wonderful!

              • Mandi

                Awe thank you๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

              • FredPeyer

                Beautiful story, beautifully written poem! We all have some 'spots' we worry about. A wonderfully uplifting write!



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