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Only Butterflies Are Free

Updated on January 8, 2014

Birds fill the skies

Getting a bird’s eye view

Of everything below them

Making swirls up above

Emotions fill people

Both good and bad

Some days you want to smile

And other days you can only frown

Friends come and go

The ones that are true

Stay and hang on

Sometimes for a lifetime

The ones that are fly by night

Come and go

In and out your door

Everyone seeks love

An emotion that we need

To make your life complete

Until you find a love that’s true

Your heart will flitter

Like butterflies filling the summer sky

Love can freeze like the winter ice

And thaw with the spring breezes

Heat up with summer’s passion

And fade when the autumn leaves fall

Love’s emotions are like waves upon the sea

They lap against the shore

Then swirl back into the sea

Whenever love like a colorful butterfly

Enters your life

You want it to stay

Forever and a day

But love is so unlike

Colorful butterflies

Dancing in a blue summer sky

Catch a butterfly

And try to hold onto it

Before you know

It will have danced away

Love can hurt and break a heart

So remember and never forget

Only butterflies are free

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      John C 3 years ago from Southern California

      Butterflies have been signs of synchronicity for some time now.. one of my 1st tango "highs" was dancing to "La Mariposa" -

      ..thanks for sharing!

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      AJ 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Love and butterflies, a winning formula! Thanks Gypsy Rose Lee!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for sharing this gem.

      Enjoy your day Rasma.

      Love from Wales.


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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      I believe this ranks up there as one of my favorites. A definite V+. Have missed you and hope you have missed me. Hoping to be back on a regular basis in a few weeks.

      Many Blessings,


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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi. Wow gypsy-rose-lee.

      Finely woven words o reality and fantasy pointing to true " love" , one which continues into never ending clearly offering joy making " us" free.

      Up and interesting

      Have a blessed day.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      " Only butterflies are free. " Love that line! Another beauty! Shared...

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      Sunny River 3 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      Lovely thoughts. Such a beautiful poem. :)

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      Chris Mills 3 years ago from St. Louis, MO until the end of June, 2017

      Gypsy Rose Lee, I love the imagery you have incorporated into this beautiful poem. I'll gladly share it with my friends on my facebook page dedicated to freelance writers.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thanks for reading and the link Zentango.

      They do go together rather well Al.

      Glad you enjoyed it Eddy. Hugs and love to you.

      Yes, indeed so good to see you here Kim. Thanks for the vote. Glad you enjoyed this. Blessings to you too.

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael. Thanks for the vote. Have a great day.

      Something about love and butterflies has always been an inspiration and then I found that song too Ruby. Thanks for the share.

      Glad you enjoyed this Sunny.

      Glad you enjoyed this Cam. Thanks you very much for sharing on your page. It's appreciated.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Butterflies are free - but not if they're cabbage whites! My mother used to give us a ha'penny for every two we killed! Love your poem, though.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Gypsy, this is beautiful and very profound.

      Exceptional work.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Very beautiful poem as to love and life and I like the metaphor of the butterflies!

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Sueswan 3 years ago

      Hi Rasma

      "Until you find a love that’s true

      Your heart will flitter"

      My heart is flittering. A beautiful poem. I love butterflies; messengers from God.

      Take care

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Rasma. Another lovely and wistful hub from you. You really have that certain touch which leaves one feeling relaxed.


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Blossom. At least you got some money for sweets.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jo.

      Glad you enjoyed this Faith. I love watching butterflies in the summer. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

      Glad you enjoyed this Sue. I like that messengers from God.

      Glad you enjoyed this and it made you feel relaxed Graham.

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      Crystal Tatum 3 years ago from Georgia

      A perfect read with Valentine's Day approaching. I wonder, have you ever approached a greeting card company? Some of your poems about love might really work well for cards. Just a thought.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Crystal. I have been told that before. Perhaps I will look into it.

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