#butterflies

SUNRISES AND BUTTERFLIES

As they walked together, missing her, the daughter asked the dad

“How can the sunrise be so beautiful when I’m feeling so sad?”

 

How can I find beauty anywhere…in the trees, the birds…the butterflies

when everything is blurry…when tears fill up my eyes?”

 

“when my world has lost its color…when everything is grey…

when nothing that I see or hear makes my sadness go away?

 

“This sadness we are feeling,” Dad said…

there is no remedy…

no cure

but the trees, the birds, the butterflies and the sunrise

make it easier to endure.”

 

We cannot stop sadness from reaching into our lives…

but eventually we learn

If we have love, sunrises and butterflies

our happiness returns.

 

Her dad is no longer with her

and when she feels sad she smiles as she closes her eyes …

and she thinks of walking with him in the morning…

of sunrises 

 

and butterflies.


Butterflies

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All and nothing

 

 

Flit.     Flit

Blazing ballerinas

In the burning

Midday sun

 

 

Sit.      Sit

Flexing

Straighter

Torpid-edly lax

 

 

Sip.      Sip

Molten nectar

Stretched

From flowery cups

 

 

Trip.    Trip

Till the hotness

Heaves

Eventide’s attitude in.

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Monarch

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Nature

 

An ugly creature
Old worm needing winter nap
So tired of life

Wrapped in blanket to keep warm
Dreaming of wonderful things that soon will be
Metamorphosis; Uncurling from his winter nap
The change brings a whole new appearance for him
A new creature with beautiful orange;black stained glass wings
Freedom to soar on the soft and gentle winds of spring
Flitting about flower to flower transferring life
Mother natures way of loving everyone
Pretty Monarch butterfly flutters by me
Spreading his magnificent wings to the sky
An ambassador from God
Vacation in Mexico


Vernal equinox
New cycle begins turning
Beautiful rebirth 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Haibun 

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Butterfly

Butterfly in the flowers.

To fly that's ther powers.

Butterfly in the sky.

Butterfly past by my eyes.

The colour in there wings.

So much fantasy it brings.

From a flower the get thier honey.

There lucky cause they don't have to pay any money.

Butterfly everyday.

Butterfly fly there way.

A caterpillar in a cocoon.

A caterpiller got wings to fly to the moon.

Some butterfly don't fly high.

Some butterfly fly to the sky.

All butterflies don't fly at night.

All butterflies fly at my eyes.

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Hardship

Love

With the butterflies

And the whispers

For that one person

That is the only thing that you can think about

Truly that one person

That you love

 

But with love

Comes hardships

And with those hardships

Come tests

 

Tests of courage

And loyalty

Tests of love

All in all

 

Do you think that you could pass

The tests of love

No less

 

Even when the world is bare

With no one else but you to share

This love and heart 

To death do us part

 

Do you think that you could pass

The tests of love no less

With hardships and tests

Coming at you

Never stopping

Never letting you have a chance to breath

 

Is it worth it?

 

That tis the question