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Like a Butterfly MAG

September 12, 2013
By Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski


I want to unzip your afflictions and overturn the multitude
Of bundled dreams, fold them neatly so you'll
Wear them the next day
Instead of leaving them to hang in a locked closet
Of your procrastination and self-
Deprivation,
And your open coat will reveal your glory,
And like a butterfly
You'll shed said afflictions and bothersome uncertainties
In favor of comfort in your
Own skin.



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on May. 19 2016 at 10:38 pm
Luckystar78 ELITE, London, Other
114 articles 0 photos 97 comments

Favorite Quote:
"..though warm as summer it was fresh as spring." (Thomas Hardy) ("Far from the Madding crowd")

The concept behind this poem is simple, sweet and unique. A lovely and thoughtful piece of writing :)

on Sep. 17 2013 at 7:47 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

AWWWW! It's so sweet! I love the message and I adore your simile with the butterfly. Great job! :D This has to be one of my favourites from you now.

on Sep. 15 2013 at 6:16 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
214 articles 14 photos 1163 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

wow, that's so cool. i love when poetry does that. thanks you guys :D

on Sep. 15 2013 at 4:11 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

dang, that was deep...vv XD

on Sep. 15 2013 at 4:11 pm
TargonTheDragon GOLD, Ofallon, Missouri
15 articles 16 photos 292 comments

Favorite Quote:
First dentistry was painless.
Then bicycles were chainless,
Carriages were horseless,
And many laws enforceless.

Next cookery was fireless,
Telegraphy was wireless,
Cigars were nicotineless,
And coffee caffeineless.

Soon oranges were seedless,
The putting green was weedless,
The college boy was hatless,
The proper diet fatless.

New motor roads are dustless,
The latest steel is rustless,
Our tennis courts are sodless,
Our new religion — godless.

as always Jade, your work stuns me. i am so envious of your ability to write. i have yet to work out what this poem means to me personally, but i have a feeling of...lets say 'completeness'  when i read it. it speaks to me, to my heart.

Mckay ELITE said...
on Sep. 14 2013 at 2:09 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Beautiful simile. I feel like this poem is talking about life in general. How society veils our eyes with prejudices and afflictions. Causing people to masquerade themselves in a cacoon. I love how the speaker is empowering this other person. It feels motivating. Congrats on the Editors' Choice, Jade. You deserve it. —Mckay <3 XD 


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