ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Poem: A Butterfly Is Trapped Within the Chambers of My Heart

Updated on May 20, 2020
Gabriel Wilson profile image

With the darkest of my thoughts transferred to written words at times I can see the light.

A Butterfly is Trapped Within The Chambers of My Heart

A butterfly is trapped

within the chambers of my heart.

Wings smooth as silk

softly beat together

softly apart.

I feel the silent flutter

deep inside my breast.

Delicate beauty, within

the crimson of my chest.

A fragile butterfly

dwells inside my heart.

Her gossamer wings

so gentle

fine fabric, to my flesh.

I wish to release her

to the wonders of the world.

Crystal dew drops

silver webs

sun kissed petals

earthy beds.

The blue of the sky

cotton clouds

amber rays

colourful rainbows

warm summer days.

Her beautiful wings

are growing weary

of constant flight.

Her tiny body tired

trapped in chambers

soulless light.

I must soon set her free

or she will surely die!

Loneliness will find her

and never let her be.

Her zest for life

will ebb away

drain her body cold.

I will know

her sweet soft wings

will seize to beat.

My dainty butterfly.

To never feel the flutter

deep within my chest,

the melody,

of gentle wings

seems too cruel a quest.

To sacrifice a gentle touch

a sweet, sweet caress.

Knowing this

I let her go

my beautiful butterfly.


to the world outside

freedom of the sky.

Elegance and poise

you dance.

My heart is empty.

I have lost the beat of life.

Engulfed in sweet despair.

Sadness creeps through my veins,

a poison in my blood

tainting all I feel.

I cry a silent tear.

What of my heart!

without a beat

My darling butterfly...

The Butterfly Symbol

The butterfly in this poem is a symbol for true love.

We all have butterflies at some point in our lives. However sometimes our butterflies will not survive within the captivity we offer them, and it is best to set them free.

The purest of love without any expectation is the best environment for our butterfly to thrive. Only a true heart can keep a butterfly in all it's innocent wonder and amazing glory.

© 2010 Gabriel Wilson


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)