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I’d like to be a butterfly

Though  swiftly their lives do go by

But while they live, they bring a smile

To all who see their carefree style


So beautiful they are, you know

While they do flutter to and fro

And every one does still awake

The child within, make no mistake


If only I could live that way

As if my last day was today

To simply be, until I’m not

To make the most of what I’ve got


Alas, I’m not a butterfly

And sometimes human tears I cry

I’m selfish sometimes, yes it’s true

When circumstances make me blue


But God has made me with a plan

Though I don’t always understand

So I’ll just smile and give a sigh

Whene’er I see a butterfly

Author: Anne Sikes

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.

15 thoughts on “Butterfly

  1. Beautiful Anne and I could capture a photo of you as you visited my yard full of blooms

  2. Beautiful and inspirational, Anne. I’m posting it on my blog this week. KUDOS! Bette

      • My pleasure, Anne. I took a Monarch photo this summer and will include it with your wonderful poem. Have a great week! Bette

      • Thank you. :) I thought of looking for a nice picture to go with it, but the rules on 20 Lines a Day were changed awhile back so that we can only post pictures that belong to us now, and I understand that. But I didn’t have any butterfly pics. :)

      • Hi, again. Just a note to let you know that I wrote a children’s book about a butterfly. I’m a retired teacher and encourage milkweed to grow in my garden to provide some Monarchhabitat that is disappearing rapidly. My photo is a little dull, but the Monarch was exquisite — just like a stained glass ornament. Had dozens of them this year. However, by the time I got my camera out, they were fluttering off in search of their dreams… So glad you shared your poem! Bette

      • Awesome!! Butterflies are so amazing…and they always do kind of take me back to the inner child. :)

  3. Thanks for the nive poam

  4. I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful I wanted to let you know the Blogger of the Year 2012 awaits for you over at mine XO Eunice

  5. Mom! You’re. So. Awesome!!! Love you lots! You know, I was just searching through Google and another website came up with your writing, and I followed it to here. I don’t know why I don’t read your bloggs more often.

    • Thank you Tommy! I haven’t been here in such a long time I couldn’t even remember my password…had to reset it with a new one. :) Ugh…I have a bunch of comments waiting though and not sure how long it would take me to catch up. They’re not all as nice as yours either. :) But that’s okay.


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