A Child's Poem- Butterfly Dreams

To dream of growing up and having butterfly wings.

What are your butterfly dreams?
What are your butterfly dreams? | Source

If I could fly as high as a butterfly

Keep in mind, that even butterfly dreams
Keep in mind, that even butterfly dreams | Source
Need someone to live them to make them a reality.
Need someone to live them to make them a reality. | Source
When you dream them-take the time to truly live them, and dream your dream into your reality.
When you dream them-take the time to truly live them, and dream your dream into your reality. | Source

It isn’t the wings that make you beautiful- It is all your beautiful butterfly dreams.


I am a caterpillar with butterfly dreams.

I dream of growing up and having butterfly wings.

I fly higher than high and capture the blue in the sky,

I would show everyone just how high I could fly.


If I could fly as high as a butterfly,

I would stretch my wings and fly towards the sky.

I'd love all my colors and rest on the brightest of flowers.

As I played all day, enjoying each moment and every hour.


If I could fly high just like a butterfly.

No one would ask me why it is I want to fly.

I could stretch my wings and dance in the breeze,

And the whole wide world would stop to watch me.


If I was as beautiful as a butterfly-

The world would watch as I stretched my wings to fly.

I wouldn’t have to say excuse or pardon me.

Because I am a butterfly, out to stretch my beautiful butterfly wings.


I dream that one day I will be a beautiful butterfly.

I will have the most beautiful butterfly wings.

I will be free- I will dance in the breeze,

And the whole wide world will love me for simply being beautiful me.


You are already a beautiful butterfly, child.

Soon enough you will stretch your wings to soar through the sky,

But as you wait for that day remember one thing;

It isn’t the wings that make you beautiful-

It is the way you dream all your beautiful butterfly dreams.


I will rest on beautiful flowers...

And love all my colors
And love all my colors | Source

The Magic of our Dreams

Butterfly take flight and tell us what you are flying for.
Butterfly take flight and tell us what you are flying for. | Source
I am a butterfly- I take flight because that is what wings are for.
I am a butterfly- I take flight because that is what wings are for. | Source

Where did this poem originate from? A poem explained by the Author.


I love reading to my children each night before I tuck them into bed. Reading to them not only gains me their attention, which at ages 3 and 4 is virtually impossible to do, it also helps me understand more of who they are. Based off of the different types and themes of books each of them choose, I have learned what my children are concerned about, but still too young to express in words. Through our discussions during reading time, I am able to gain insight as to what they value and what it is they need from me.

The Poem Butterfly Dreams, is of course an original poem by me, H.C Porter, but is a poem I have written for my children. My daughter has an imagination that takes her into a fairy tale that is beautiful, where she is this beautiful butterfly, fluttering her wings through the breeze-paying no mind to anyone or anything.

My son has more concern as to what others think and how he is seen. He has more of a tendency to want to be noticed, want to be appreciated verbally by being told how wonderful of a job he is doing, and how proud we are of who he is and his accomplishments. His imagination is also, very active. He dreams of being a superhero and fighting off villains and doing good for others.

In this poem, Butterfly Dreams, my son is the Caterpillar, dreaming of becoming great and doing all these wonderful things that make the world a better and happier place. On the same aspect, I chose the Caterpillar/ Butterfly Character and transformation as the focus of the poem, because the Butterfly is also my daughter. My daughter is beautiful, and has a tendency to capture the attention of every person in every room she enters. She does this with little to no effort, just as a butterfly does. She lives more in the moment and pays little attention or mind to what will come next. Although she appreciates praise and admiration, she is perfectly content being her biggest fan and doing what makes her happy, which is where the lines;" I wouldn't have to say excuse or pardon me, because I am a butterfly, out to stretch my beautiful butterfly wings.", originate from.

My daughter already realizes, she is a butterfly. My son, although takes more of the caterpillars role by dreaming of becoming the butterfly, without actually realizing that he already is one, because of the way he dreams of who he will become.

This poem is for every person and every child who dreams-because we are all beautiful butterflies. We each have our very own unique ways and ideas of who we are and what we hope to become. Our hopes, expectations, ideas, plans and views are our very own Butterfly Dreams.

Believe in your abilities to truly fly

Even when you are alone-Dream Bigger than the world appears!
Even when you are alone-Dream Bigger than the world appears! | Source

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Comments 36 comments

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Dear H.C.

This is a beautiful poem and I wish you much luck on the contest..This is sure to go right to the top..Thank you for sharing,

Sunnie


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thanks for your comment Sunnie Day, I really appreciate the feedback and am glad that you like the poem. I hope you are right about the contest. I have participated in contests on hubpages sporadically, but when I heard about this one, I decided that this was exactly the contest for me and I have decided to try to give it my all and see if perhaps I can win a little something with what I love to write most in this world.


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Ardie 5 years ago from Neverland

This is very beautiful, the writing and the photography! The fact that it is about your children makes it even better :)


Ghaelach 5 years ago

Hi H.C.

Beautiful foto's.

Nature has a wonderful way of displying her beauty. It can be through songs of birds, flowers in the fields or the colours of a butterfly.

It's sad that we as adults can't see things through the eyes of a child. It would be nice to be able to go as your daughter does into a fairy tale land just to leave all this adult maddness behind for an hour or two.

Lovely hub. UP/A/B

Take care H.C. and have a nice day.

LOL Ghaelach


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pearlmacb 5 years ago from Switzerland

...a pleasure to read, I enjoyed the poem as much as the poem description, including the bright pictures. Im very inspired how attentive you are with your children, God bless you. I also enjoy reading to my children. All the best with the contest. Meg :)


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writer20 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

totally enjoyable poem.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Ardie-Thank you for coming by and commenting on my hub- I appreciate the feedback and the encouraging words. Writing about my children is so easy-they have so much beauty and interests that it inspires me.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Ghaelach, thank you so much for your comment. I sometimes wish for the same-to escape to a fairytale and live without the real world breathing down my back. I am glad that my children dream as they do, it gives me hope that the future for us/for them will be okay. Thanks for the rate up!


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icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

interesting read, lovely photos and about nice children. granted the vote up, thanks for sharing this.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

pearlmacb-Thank You-Thank You… your comment is very kind, and I am glad that you enjoyed my work (photos-poem-and explanation). Thank again for taking the time to read and to leave your feedback. I truly appreciate it!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

writer20- Thank you for reading and commenting, I am glad that you enjoyed it :)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

icciev- Thank you sir. I am glad that you liked it and THANK YOU for the vote up :) WAY better than a vote down :)


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icciev 5 years ago from Kuwait

you are most welcomed, with your talent I don't think there is any one who dares to vote down, if you have seen any just let me know!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

icciev, thanks-lol... i hope not! but you never know what you are going to get once you hit that publish button :)


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Your pictures are awesome and the poem is very beautiful. The background to the poetry enlightens your work. Butterfly and caterpillar metaphors are wonderful.


kimberlyslyrics 5 years ago

Beautiful as always girl

Keep em coming!

kimberly


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jfay2011 5 years ago

Beautiful hub that is well written. I love butterflies and have lots of my photographs of them.


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Peggy W 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

Amazing photographs as well as poetry. You could have entered in either of the categories! This is such a beautiful poem filled with great meaning for your children and now others as well. Voted up and beautiful.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Vinaya Ghimire - Thank you. I am glad that you thought so and left your wonderful comment. I appreciate the feedback and wish I have had more time to post additional hubs.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

kimberlyslyrics - as was your last hub. Loved the photos-GREAT DETAIL! Thanks for looking and for commenting miss kim-appreciate it :) Hope all is well with you!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

jfay2011

I will have to make it a point to check out your butterfly pics... i love them, but often find a headache when attempting to take nice photos of them :)


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Children are such fascinating little people, and amazing to watch them grow up and find their dreams. Lovely poem.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

redelf- thank you-thank you. they certainly are-even in the most frustrating moments, they are learning about themselves-about the world and about what is acceptable...as adults we need to make sure we remember to remember that they haven't been around too long, and are learning-and we should encourage this. i appreciate the comment and the feedback :)


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katrinasui 5 years ago

Nice poem! I enjoyed it.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

You are blessed to have these adorable children who inspire your work. My life has been blessed with children and grandchildren, and they inspire me to be a better person. Your photography is beautiful, too. Good luck in the contest!


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

katrinasui- Thank you for leaving a comment. I am glad you enjoyed :)


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you Mary615- I am pretty lucky...even when they are driving me crazy :) Thanks for the comment and the encouragement...sounds like your life has been blessed as well :)


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Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

Beautiful! I enjoyed reading it. Happy Easter!


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

Thank you Thelma, I hope you had a great Easter as well. Thank you fro reading my Children's Poem.


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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

Wow! ??I????? love this poem. Beautiful pictures A?????? round!


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

ubanichijoke- thanks for the comment, I appreciate it.


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LeaghJanell 4 years ago from Fairfield, Iowa

Butterfly Dreams is a uniquely beautiful concept. I am particularly touched and intrigued by the responding verse at the end of the poem. I believe it to be the Higher Self, or Soul essence responding to a spiritual longing through the heart. I believe it is a kind of Spiritual gift to be able to allow it to come through words.It is only my opinion.


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

LeaghJanell- and your opinion is wise and great sir. Thanks for the comment and I am glad that you liked what it is you read :)


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leigh anns page 4 years ago from New Jersey

A beautiful and sweet poem. I enjoyed reading. Wonderful photos


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H.C Porter 4 years ago from Lone Star State Author

leigh anns page- thanks for the comment, I am glad that you enjoyed the poem and photos :)


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Kathryn L Hill 4 years ago from LA

Hello.

I liked your poem a lot. I have printed it. I plan to illustrate it for my nieces

(Not for publishing of course.) Thanks for sharing it.

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