Pretty Little Butterfly


pretty little butterfly

Pretty Little Butterfly

Tragic little butterfly,

Who stole from you your wings?

Who grounded you forever more?

Took away the freedom that flight brings?

Lonely little butterfly

Who banished you from home?

Who decided loveless violence

Would be all that you’d be shown?

Silly little butterfly,

Who told you to ever seek the good?

Who told you to cling to hope?

She who told you to have faith,

Had misunderstood

That life is not for little butterflies,

With wings embossed with beauty.

It’s not for pretty little creatures

Who seek only to do their duty.

It’s most definitely not for little butterflies

Who want to spread their wings,

Who dream of having a wonderful adventure

Full of magic and mystery, amongst other things.

It’s not for pretty little butterflies

Who long to run their race,

Who have to learn the hard way

That for them in life there is no place.

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane 10th June 2015 ©

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This poem is taken from the book ‘Left Handed Poetry from a Right Handed Poet’ 

Written by Tracey Odessa Kane and Published by Rowanvale Books 2015.

The book is available to purchase as an E-Book or as a Paperback.

Please go to Author website for more details

(Dear Roy, I think you’ve had more enough credit now, for all the quotes and lines that you lift directly from my blogs and my poetry. Give it a rest now and think for yourself! #Copyright).

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