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Life as a Butterfly, a poem by Paul Kidd-Hewitt

Life as a Butterfly

Hanging on to life as a butterfly hangs onto a leaf

Morpho Butterfly on Leaf

Hanging on to this one single leaf

As the cool breeze wishes to blow us away into the distance,

Like debris into a great storm.

Hanging on to this one single leaf with all my might and all my desire to live

As this is all there is and nothing more…..no more.

I look around through the eyes of this butterfly and see you all there,

Thousands and thousands of you beautiful butterflies;

Red and black and golden, green with blue stripes

An ocean of infinite colour and elegance,

All holding on with your wings braced by the breeze, resisting, resisting.

The fragility to be seen in the sheer determination to hang on, not to let go, to let go,

Until the breeze turns into a beautiful warm wind that gradually lifts us, first one leg and then another, then away

Up into the sky, to become one with nature and her plan,

Following the winds’  journey to the end with her and not against,

Every part of me allowing the wind to carry me to my destiny.

Memories of resistance on that single leaf are now into the distance as I enjoy

Nature‘s ride to the fullest.

Paul Kidd-Hewitt

January 2010

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Strange Random Poetry Quote:

“Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.” – Vincent van Gogh

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