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written by: OurSacredHonor

We should catch up
But you're so hard to catch
I've been reaching for you butterfly
But these words are hardly a net
Allow your wings to be still for a moment
Rest your feet upon a flower
Remind me again why I still try to catch you
Every year, if only for an hour

I'm a bit fearful that your metamorphosis
May have changed the way you see me
But I trust you'll remember how we got here
And think of me no differently
Through the years and the changing of seasons
Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall
The rain, the heat, the snow, and the storms
You were the stone that weathered them all
I could only imagine your transformation
While you were hidden inside your cocoon
Still you treated me as if nothing was changing
And the next time we'd see each other couldn't be too soon

Now that you've been gone a while
And explored the world at large
Could you tell me where I belong in yours
And define exactly my part?
Because I used to catch you for a moment or two
And it always was the highlight of my night
But late nights have lost their spark without you
Ever since you took flight

Now that you've found your way back home
And we're both under the same summer stars
Please promise me that if you're to leave again
You won't fly away too far
I've grown to miss you more
Than anything in my life
But with summer comes a new opportunity
Let's start again butterfly


Wed, May 16, 2007 at 12:18AM

this makes me think.. and smile..

Wed, May 16, 2007 at 12:58AM

what more could a writer ask for?

Sat, May 19, 2007 at 5:41PM

I really love this one! I love the message, the imagery, everything about this one! (you know you always make my heart flutter)

Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 6:08PM

I love this, the butterfly describes me!

Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 12:45AM

Thank you. You butterflies are so hard to catch though. Seems I have a far easier time capturing them in artistic medium... a poem, a picture... in person is a much different story.

Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at 1:45AM

I really enjoyed this poem. Your use of metaphore sparks hopefulness within the mystery and gracefulness of butterflies.

Thu, Mar 13, 2008 at 10:13PM

I think its interesting how you wrote this. The Butterfly could be related to an actual butterfly or another person.

Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 7:07AM

Great visual writing

Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 4:32AM

This is so beautifully visualised ...it just makes me go "aww" to think that somebody thinks so genuinely. goood job!!:)

Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 1:08PM

Wow awsome!!!

Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:41PM

I really like this. So beautiful. Just by reading it makes me in an even better mood. Great work! :D

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