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Enamored by fluttering butterflies
My words splinter across the floor, hollow
Desolate like my kaleidoscope eyes

He sunk his teeth into my truth and lies
Despite flaws he slept away his sorrow
Enamored by fluttering butterflies

I emptied my mind and painted blue skies
Shattered perfume, let the crystal shallow
Desolate like my kaleidoscope eyes

Yet still he lingered, wove our cobalt ties
Pain overwhelmed me, forced me to swallow
Enamored by fluttering butterflies

He stained all we knew, and hid my demise
Sucked my sorrow, shielded me from tomorrow
Desolate like my kaleidoscope eyes

He locked my emotion, muted my cries
Filled with twisted glee, I began to follow
Enamored by fluttering butterflies
Desolate like my kaleidoscope eyes



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SilverSun said...
Apr. 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm
I like the repetition and the mystery behind ur words. awesome possum poem!!
 
weetzziebat replied...
Apr. 5, 2012 at 12:50 pm
this poem is a villanelle and so the repitition is due to the form :) thanks
 
aerojay said...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

this is a great poem!!!

keep doing what ur doing and one day it will pay off

 
weetzziebat replied...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm
thank you so much! and that is very nice of you to say :)
 
Writer_Jordan said...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 1:17 am
Wow, I can imagine the expression on your teacher's face. This is filled with symbolism and well-thought out comparisons. Beautiful job! I agree with readaholic, you can interpret more from the poem each time you read through!
 
weetzziebat replied...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm
awh thank you, I really appreciate it!
 
TrishaLove said...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 12:23 am
hey....AWESOME !!!!
 
weetzziebat replied...
Mar. 27, 2012 at 7:51 pm
hi thank you!
 
readaholicThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 6:55 pm
Good poem. I think it could read it over again ten times and find something new each time :D
 
weetzziebat replied...
Jan. 31, 2012 at 7:47 pm
thank you so much, that means a lot!
 
readaholicThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 6:45 am
You're welcome! :D
 
White_Trash843 said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm
i really LIKE this good job and you have great vocabulary too please check out my poem earthquake! :)
 
weetzziebat replied...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm
thank you, you're so sweet & yes I will check it out now :)
 
Ruthie_j said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm
REALLY GOOD :)
 
weetzziebat replied...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 7:27 pm
thank you so much :)
 
willowtreegirl said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm
very well written, I enjoyed your word choice.
 
weetzziebat replied...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm
thank you!
 
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