Prose for Thought – Butterfly

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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:

Butterfly
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.

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©Victoria Welton 14th August 2013

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  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.
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  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.
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  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.)
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  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

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