His Elusive Love

She was always escaping his looks

Never noticing the love he had for her

She could never be sure

What he saw in her

So she avoided him

Wherever she went

But his love for her just grew

And he imagined her

As a colorful butterfly

That was so fragile and lovely

He couldn’t capture her

For fear he’d frighten her away

She was there in his dreams

In his thoughts during the day

And he was breathless when she smiled

When she looked his way

But then he saw that she played with love

Like a child with a favorite toy

Never really giving herself to anyone

Delighting that everyone loved her so

She became like an obsession

Always wanting to be near her

And when she filled his whole being

He opened his heart to her

But she only smiled

No reply did she give to him

And so to save himself from more torment

He turned and walked away

He didn’t know how far to go

He wondered if he’d forget her at the end of the world

Where was the end of the world?

Did you just step off and float away?

Even though miles now separated them

He heard her voice

Saw her smile

Thought she was a part of every woman that came his way

He was glad for the nights

When he’d put on the music

That best reminded him of her

And just drifted away

To a place where she’d come to him

Tell him she cared

Tell him she was as much in love with him

Around this time she became very alarmed

When the one man she never toyed with

Was the one that most often came to mind

He filled her very senses

And now love was no longer fun

He’d gone away and she regretted

That she had thought he’d always be around

He filled her dreams

Often times she thought she saw him

It was never so

She was a different woman now

Aching for the one man

She could’ve had

But she’d sent him away

And she was sorry for that day

As her silent tears fell

Those silver tears

Those true feelings

Somehow reached across the miles

And soon he was on his way back

Hoping he was on the right track

But there she was

Just as soon as he stepped from the train

Tears mingled with laughter

His precious butterfly

Would never flutter away now

She was here to stay

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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Here to stay indeed, this precious butterfly. Wonderful!

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Beautiful as always Gypsy. Voted up.

ocfireflies 2 years ago


Loved the rhythm

Compelling narrative

Butterfly Love

Voted Up, Indeed



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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

Gypsy, you brightened up my morning. How wonderful it is to go through these beautiful verses ! I have no words to describe how it felt, in one word, I would say it was just heaven ! Voted up and shared so that all could savor such beauty of words. Thank you.

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cam8510 2 years ago from Colorado Springs, CO until the end of March

Beautiful poetry, Gypsy. Glad I ran across this one this evening. Voted up.

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ChitrangadaSharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

Wonderfully expressed poem! What imagination--you brought it alive by weaving words beautifully.

Lovely pictures and video too.Voted up!

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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Another happy ending. I was afraid she'd be destined for loneliness for toying with men's hearts.

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another love saved by Rasma! Beautiful and the song is perfect, love it...

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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Only one world here sis and that is 'Beautiful.'

Voted up and shared.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

This poem is just wonderful and the whole time I was reading I was hoping for that happy ending -- thanks

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a productive week.

Thank you Manatita.

Thank you Jodah.

Thank you Kim and smiles to you too.

Thank you so much for your comment Harishprasad. Glad to hear it brightened your morning.

Thank you Chris.

Thank you Chitrangada.

Thank you Randi.

Thank you Shauna. Didn't happen here but it could have.

Thank you Ruby. Glad you liked the song it was one I had almost forgotten and then it inspired.

Thanks sis.

You welcome Eric.

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rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

One true love finally in his grasp :) Seems like its worth the wait :) Beautiful poem and song :) Voted up :)

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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

Beautiful Gypsy. Jamie

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you rdsparrowriter.

Thank you Jamie.

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