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Butterflies Fly From the Mouthes of Babes

Updated on November 8, 2013

I can't imagine all the things there are I am

asking you to miss

All the moments there will be

when you won't see

one more drop of faith.

Like a she-wolf

I bare my teeth

Daring them to pry - just one

more rotting limb

I will eat them all

All your ideas of who I am

All your ideas of who you'd be

I want to free you

to say I'm not so selfish

I'll let you live, die fulfilled without the

stress of if I lie - if I try to run

with more than peeping monkeys at my back

I'm afraid of how badly I'm broken-

even now

I fight the illogical

I wrestle to not fight

I steam at the nostrils

and stomp my feet daring

anyone to pass-

I can't see -

Who's ahead

just threats-

Endless threats and missed hours.

Yesterday morning - when I last awoke

I was full of surety of your love

You wrapped me in your embrace

and told me my crazy was okay

now- now I realize it wasn't just me

who needed to be forgiven

I see a difference in the silver sparkle when he's near-

You forget me

You ignore me

You believe you can change

who you are because I am your

starling princess

Your amazonian warrier

I'm so much less

I'm hounded by visions

haunted by voices

and my dead fathers paranoia

Butterflies fly from the mouths of babes

and whisper



everything's a secret


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    • frankieonfire profile image

      frankieonfire 4 years ago from Eureka, CA

      Thanks so much. Your praise is inspiring

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      Cathy Nerujen 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      Beautiful and approaching epic.... your words threaten to up heave heaven with beautiful descriptions and magical imagination that you always bare to us....

      Frankie, you are born to write. I love the title and the art with this heavenly hub. You blow my mind.... You are a Poetess truly. :)

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      TheVoiceOfCreation 4 years ago from I'm Between Realities At The Moment

      that was pretty

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful An incredible poetic journey

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      Victor W. Kwok 4 years ago from Hawaii

      Wow. Awesome poem!