Prose for Thought – Butterfly

Welcome one and all and thank you to everyone for making Prose for Thought such a special and creative place to be. I continue to enjoy this linky and all the talented people who share their work here for everyone to see.

This week I have been reflecting on me and how I have changed throughout the past 7 years. I am also astounded at just how many butterflies there are in Somerset. They are one of my favourite creatures. I have often taken pleasure in trying to liken my life to one of theirs and this week I wanted to dedicate a poem to that very feeling. In amongst all of the emotions I am feeling at the moment, I wrote one last night. Here it is both in written and spoken form:

Delicate, beautiful, there is no sound
Either high in the sky, or near to the ground
In them beauty can always be found
I wish I were a butterfly

Dance and float around the flowers
Skip through the sun avoiding the showers
I could sit and watch for hours and hours
I wish I were a butterfly

Done things they didn’t know they could
Transformed their lives and it feels so good
Flying when they didn’t know they could
So maybe I am that butterfly.

Memo (2)

©Victoria Welton 14th August 2013

I would really love and appreciate your comments below – and please, go and visit and comment on, the poems from the people who link up :)

If you have your own poem or piece of prose to share then grab my badge code and click the link below to enter your post. If you share a link back to my page in your post then you will be guaranteed some free publicity from me on Twitter! Don’t forget to use #Prose4T when tweeting your post.  Check out the Prose for Thought page for full details.

Prose for Thought
<div align="center"><a href="" title="Prose for Thought"><img src=" " alt="Prose for Thought" style="border:none;" /></a></div>

If you enjoyed this post, please share:


  1. hotel arts barcelona marina
    October 5, 2013 / 3:30 am

    Panossian Hotel provides combination of quality and affordable accommodation.

    The favourite sizes for gent’s bands are
    four to five millimeters. The long stretched coastlinees, with pleasing coconut foliage
    operation across, include the marvels of the vision.
    hotel arts barcelona marina recently posted..hotel arts barcelona marinaMy Profile

  2. Conrad
    September 23, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Another an example may be Imperial Palace
    Hotel that gives an inexpensive and comfy stay served by all
    friendly staffs. Address: 3600 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 89169.
    They offer different room packages to entice their
    previous clients ahead back and take pleasure in the delights
    from the city once more.
    Conrad recently posted..ConradMy Profile

  3. Helen
    August 15, 2013 / 2:39 pm

    I love the bit about flying when they didn’t know they could. It’s amazing what you can do when you think you can’t!

  4. Sarah Miles
    August 15, 2013 / 12:20 pm

    Butterflies are amazing things….great analogy.
    Sarah Miles recently posted..ClarityMy Profile

  5. Stephanie Arsoska
    August 15, 2013 / 10:49 am

    Yes there is something very special about butterflies. It sounds like you have already made some amazing transformations in your life though so I would say you are indeed already one.
    Stephanie Arsoska recently posted..There’s no place like home?My Profile

  6. August 15, 2013 / 9:15 am

    I love the analogy of transformation, beautiful. I’m such a melancholic scot sometimes though-when I think of butterflies I think of their short life span-so much loveliness but so little time to spread it! (that’s not a comment in any way meant to be about you, by the way, just the butterfly.)
    Iona@Redpeffer recently posted..….and the story continuesMy Profile

  7. August 15, 2013 / 7:36 am

    I love the line ‘flying when they didn’t know they could’ – I bet 7 years ago, you would have been amazed to think that would go on and achieve all that you have xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge