If I were a butterfly…

Flitting from flower to flower and tasting the nectar with my feet…

Soaring high with abandon and going where ever the wind takes me, making the most of my ephemeral life…

Transporting pollen from one flower to another and helping in bringing forth a fresh bloom of flowers in the carpet of the undergrowth…

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Fluttering around a lion cub just out of his reach, and landing smoothly on his moist button nose…

Showing off my colourful wings to a little girl crying over her lost toy, helping her forget her miseries for a brief time…

Hovering over a mother silently weeping over her child’s grave, giving her back the trust she had in hope…

 

If I were a butterfly, I would bring forth flowers to this land barren of love…

 

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20 thoughts on “If I were a butterfly…

  1. This is lovely Sumi…. ‘soaring high with abandon’ is a phrase that i could personally relate to…. that has always been a wish at the surface level and an aspiration at the deeper level. am sitting in the garden as i type this out watching out for those butterflies that are fluttering hither and thither and your ‘poem’ takes on a newer dimension…. lightening up my heart and day…… Thanks 🙂 🙂

    • Thank you so much mama!! 🙂
      I am sure everyone at some level aspires to soar high with abandon, letting go of all the links that chain us to this world. And I felt that butterflies portray this feeling the best!

  2. Just tonight I am sad to hear that these, too, are endangered. If only I could bring forth love to this barren land…the butterflies may have a chance! So gentle, delicate and beautiful, your poem xo

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