Why can't I be like the other butterflies?

Mesmerizing and sweet they capture the flowers

When I can't even tempt the weeds.

Though my wings are dull and lopsided, 

Within me there is fire

Yet the glow is slowing dying as my hope fades away.


Perhaps there will be a time where the flowers with all their boyish charm, save their pollen,

For those butterflies with more than a pretty façade

Who long for the sweet nectar as do I.

This is but a teenage fantasy.

This happiness can not stand the force of nature's army-not for long anyway.

But for those blissful moments of complete contempt,

The sun will shine once more.

  • Author: Evie.36 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 1st, 2018 16:23
  • Comment from author about the poem: It's my first time writing a poem :)
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 20
  • User favorite of this poem: haleylives.



    WELCOME EVIE Thanks for your first Poem ~ Love the Title ~ Love the analogy and the elegance of your style ! Your Free Verse Poem has great rhythm & flow !
    Dolly Parton wrote : Love is like a Butterfly ~ A sweet and gentle thing ! All the ladies I know and have known are Butterflies ~ and my Girl Friends have been special Butterflies ~ BUT ~ different ages ~ shapes & sizes ~ colours ~ class culture etc ! Now I am engaged for the first time to ANGELA (30) who is on year's exchange in New Zealand ~ 11,500 miles away ~ but we can talk ! I look on the whole Woman and it is the inner woman I fall in love with !Every Blessing ~ Someone will love you for yourself and those longed for "Blissful Moments" will come to you. Love your poem ~ Yours BRIAN ~ Please check my Poems ~ Thanks B !

    • Evie.36

      Thank you I was just experimenting with how i was feeling and this comment means a lot to me. Congratulations on your engagement 🙂

      • Evie.36

        The good men I see as flowers and those with bad intent-weeds. However with actual flowers, some weeds can disguise themselves perhaps like certain individuals both men and women.

      • Shadowbox15

        "For those butterflies with more than a pretty façade."

        What powerful words you have. Thank you for sharing.

      • Michael Edwards

        Wouldn't have guessed this is your first write - don't stop here - I look forward to reading more.

      • Goldfinch60

        Very good write, always believe that the sun will shine - just follow that light.

        Welcome to MPS.

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