The Dog and the Butterfly

The Dog and the Butterfly


Oh how high he jumped
Into the sky
Excited and free
He felt like he could fly
Wherever you go
I will follow you, he said with a sigh 
She fluttered momentarily 
The dog and the butterfly
 
Up and over, in and out
Making him dizzy of his eyes
She teased him relentlessly
He wasn’t such a tough guy
A symbiotic relationship
He did run and was spry
She could hover out of reach
The dog and the butterfly
 
They would chase each other
Her love he did vie
She was lost without him
And he knew why
Happy together
They would never say goodbye
Opposites attract
The dog and the butterfly
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

d'Verse Poets Pub - Jilly's Thursday Prompt - Repetitive Forms

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  34 comments for “The Dog and the Butterfly

  1. December 8, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    Precious… <3 Sharing!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 8, 2018 at 7:55 pm

      Aww, thank you Bette! 🙂

  2. December 8, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    This is charming and the repetition works so well! Sorry you missed the linking; perhaps you might want to post it for Open Link Night on Thursday 🙂
    (The new WP editor is a bit of a challenge, isn’t it?)

    • Christine Bolton
      December 8, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks Jilly! Not sure it was technically correct but I had fun with it 🙂

  3. December 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    delightful play 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      December 8, 2018 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Kate! ❤️

  4. December 9, 2018 at 1:30 am

    So cute!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 9, 2018 at 9:21 am

      Thank you Sadje! 🙂💕

      • December 9, 2018 at 9:38 am

        Welcome dear

  5. December 9, 2018 at 2:38 am

    Aww! This is so sweet Christine. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      December 9, 2018 at 9:22 am

      I’m Happy you like it Punam 🙂💕

  6. December 9, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Wonderful and free!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 9, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Thanks Jordy. Happy you like it 💕

  7. December 13, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    This was endearing Christine, and what a great pic! Dog and butterfly was also a brilliant musical creation by Ann and Nancy of Heart…

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2018 at 9:33 pm

      Yes Rob! That was my inspiration for this poem. I loved it 🙂

  8. December 13, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    Reminds me of our dog, only it was a bird that he chased day after day.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 13, 2018 at 10:41 pm

      How sweet 🙂❤️

  9. December 14, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Wow…Dog and the Butterfly…Such a nice composition and opposites do attract. The flow is continuous and repetition enhances the beauty of the poem 🙂

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 12:30 am

      Thanks so much! I’m happy you liked it 🙂

  10. scotthastiepoet
    December 14, 2018 at 5:57 am

    Lovely picture you paint here Christine… I am always done of telling juxtapositions like these. Thanks for the read…

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 8:51 am

      Aww thanks! I just think they are so sweet to watch together. 🙂

  11. December 14, 2018 at 6:39 am

    This is so cute… love the repetition and so happy to read it about this couple of opposites.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Thanks Bjorn! Always sweet to watch a dog trying to catch a butterfly! 🙂

  12. December 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful image.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you do much 🙂

  13. therisa
    December 14, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Just looking at the photo accompanying this poem, brought a smile. As did your poem, Christine, picturing the dog jumping about, to capture the elusive butterfly. Nothing more shout summertime, then this poem, as the northern hemisphere is approaching the winter solstice. The darkest day of the year, light-wise..Thank you, for this ray of sunshine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Oh thank you so much! I’m happy you liked it and it sent you some sunshine 🙂💕😎

  14. December 14, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    I liked the thought of her hovering out of reach.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Yes, teasing her friend 😊 Thanks Frank

  15. December 14, 2018 at 11:47 pm

    the dog and the butterfly – what a partnership, friendship and companionship

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Thank you Gina 🙂💕

  16. December 15, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    For me, the dog and the butterfly, represent two different souls working on a relationship and friendship, overlooking differences, and working on things that make them happy.

    Thanks for sharing and wishing you Happy Holidays !

    • Christine Bolton
      December 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm

      Exactly Grace. Working on it and rejoicing in the differences rather than finding fault.
      Happy Holidays to you too!
      P.S. My dog always chases butterflies! and her name is Grace 🙂

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