Please … Just For One Day

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Please … Just For One Day

Butterfly fluttering
Impossible to hear
the delicate beauty
of the moment

But senses are touched
by the gentleness
of the vision

The imagination captured
and carried away
on those wings

Scattered thoughts
up in the air
bouncing from one flower
to another

Stopping but for a moment
before moving on
How freeing to not linger!

No time given to dwell
on tasks that bind us to reality
Released from duties
and obligations
weighing heavily

Oh please,
just for one day,
let me be a butterfly


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  24 comments for “Please … Just For One Day

  1. July 29, 2021 at 4:13 am

    The quest for freedom and rhythmic lifestyle embodies the movement of butterfly as a subject of poetry. Great poem, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 29, 2021 at 8:48 am

      Thank you Henry. I really appreciate it ☺️

      • July 29, 2021 at 8:48 am

        Always my pleasure

  2. July 24, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    Butterflies and dragonflies are two of my favorite insects. Dragonflies are definitely the noisier of the two.

  3. July 23, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Beautiful, Christine! Maybe butterflies only get one day, but what a day it is!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 23, 2021 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks so much Ingrid ☺️🌺. I thought it was two days!!! Oh one is even better ☺️👍

  4. sanaarizvi
    July 23, 2021 at 9:12 am

    Oh my heart this is absolutely beautiful, Christine! I am especially moved by; “No time given to dwell on tasks that bind us to reality/Released from duties and obligations
    weighing heavily,”… yes.. let us be butterflies! 💝💝

  5. July 23, 2021 at 5:31 am

    Nicely composed. Makes me think of the line “…and butterflies are free to fly..” from Elton John’s “Someone Saved My Life Tonight”

  6. July 23, 2021 at 5:05 am

    Oh please,
    just for one day,
    let me be a butterfly

    Very apt and a great close Christine! One immediately hears laments of those dragged down to inactivity, the lockdown impacting everyone. Yes, when will it be back to normal?

    Hank

  7. July 22, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I could feel the journey of the butterfly bouncing from one flower to another! Writing this is multiple short stanzas really added to that feel of light-hearted fluttering. Beautiful! 🌺🦋🌺

  8. July 22, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    this beautiful christine, every part of it, great sounds, very well written

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2021 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you very much Phillip ☺️ I’m happy you liked it!

  9. July 22, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    Oh, just one day to feel that free! Lovely!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2021 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks so much. I need that freedom right now Susi ☺️

      • July 22, 2021 at 10:24 pm

        I hope that for you, Christine. We all need that ease. ((hugs))

      • Christine Bolton
        July 22, 2021 at 10:47 pm

        Thanks Susi. That means a lot to me. Yes, we all need that sometimes 😕❤️

      • July 22, 2021 at 11:16 pm

        You’re welcome, Christine! Definitely. 🙂 <3

  10. July 22, 2021 at 9:02 pm

    This is a liberating idea! Flitting from flower to flower without any other thought.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2021 at 10:08 pm

      Thanks Sadje. Seeing as butterflies only live such short lives they really son’t have too much to worry about! We have a long lifetime of stuff to carry around and it can get heavy 😦🤣🤣🌺❤️

      • July 22, 2021 at 11:53 pm

        You’re welcome! You’re exactly on spot.

  11. July 22, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Flutter by, Butterfly! Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2021 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks Ron ☺️

  12. July 22, 2021 at 6:09 pm

    This is beautiful, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 22, 2021 at 8:51 pm

      Thanks Lucy ☺️

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