Butterflies Caught in the Wind

She walks down the hallway,
Invisibly,
Unbeknownst to everyone,
She's a shining star,
And she's going to go far,

He walks down the hallway,
Going to his next class quickly,
Less time spent in the hallway,
Means less time spent on their radars,

They walk down the hallway,
A close-knit group of friends,
But, you have to spill your secrets to get in,
'Cause there's no going back,

You're all just butterflies,
Caught in the wind,
Beautiful and trying to understand,
Butterflies caught in the wind,

She walks down the hallway,
Laughing and joking,
No one can see she's breaking inside,
Because she never lets her smile slide,

They walk down the hallway,
Holding hands tightly,
He leaves her at the doorway of her next class,
And kisses her on the cheek,
No one can see her wince,

You're all just butterflies,
Caught in the wind,
Beautiful and trying to understand,
Butterflies caught in the wind.





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MoraleAsh said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 4:14 pm
This is great!
 
Raytheraym replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm
Thanks! :)
 
samiasaskia24 said...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
 
Raytheraym replied...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 2:54 pm
Thank you! :)
 
SamiLou said...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 3:15 pm
I agree with itskaylee! it sounds so much like a song i could almost hear it in my head! i LOVE this! i would ave never thought of this metaphor if it had not been for this poem
 
Raytheraym replied...
Jun. 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm
Thanks! :)
 
itskaylee. said...
May 29, 2011 at 10:03 am
love the title! I can almost see this as a song (: 
 
Raytheraym replied...
May 29, 2011 at 11:21 am
Thank you!
 
samiasaskia24 replied...
Jul. 31, 2011 at 1:01 pm
At first I thought it was a song, but then it said free verse! SO COOL!!!!!!!!!
 
TanGem This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm
Awesome imagery! I'm not into the PDA thing personally, but for the most part it's very well done.
 
Raytheraym replied...
Apr. 2, 2011 at 6:45 pm
Thank you!
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm
i really like this poem. i love the idea, & it was written very well. good job :)
 
Raytheraym replied...
Feb. 20, 2011 at 8:28 pm
Thank you!
 
Tatiel said...
Feb. 17, 2011 at 8:58 am
I like this! I love how you blend descriptions of the different people together and tell a bit of what they are thinking/feeling, rather than just giving an outward description. The comparison with butterflies is perfect =)
 
Raytheraym replied...
Feb. 17, 2011 at 7:40 pm
Thank you!
 
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