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Life is Like A Butterfly

August 19, 2008

Butterfly

slowly waking up from the
fantasy of a dream
my hand searches in vain
for the dream to be a reality

dreams are like a flower
only when they bloom
we realize how wonderful it can be!
or how horrible its going to be!

i sit upon a dream
patiently waiting for it to bloom
nurtured it for a long time,
with all things good!

time, i have spent!
love, i have given lots of!
hope, i have infused into it!
confidence, i have plenty of it!

from a cocoon that i built around myself
i changed into a beautiful little butterfly
waiting to soar into the light of the day
taking my dream along with me!

perched on the flower
that is now my dream,
i wait for it to bloom
to seal my fate – life or death!

 

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The life cycle is a butterfly is normally 2 – 4 weeks.
Likewise, dreams dont last a lifetime.
Before we know it, the dream is long dead!
and sometimes(almost all the time) so are we!
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We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.  ~Carl Sagan

A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly – Andre Gide

Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
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  • Raji Krishnan August 19, 2008 at 4:17 am

    beautiful one praveen 🙂

  • Praveen August 19, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Thank you Raji 🙂

  • Píppi ♥ August 24, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    hi! I loved your poem, it’s very good.
    I’d like to have your permission to get it, so i could present it to my class-mates parents and our teachers. But, of course, i’ll say it’s yours.
    please send me an e-mail sayin wat u think.
    thanx anyway,
    Anna ♥

    PS.: my e-mail is: anninhaqs@yahoo.com.br

  • pooja March 5, 2009 at 9:23 am

    hey..u wrote what i actually feel at this stage of my life. great effort (i dont know how much my appreciation means to u) but really wow!!!!!!

  • Colette Nkunda November 18, 2010 at 3:59 am

    I love the poem. Butterflies have brought me some solace and peace since my only child left this human world. They visit me regularly. Thank you.

  • sweta March 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

    loved this poem………..praveen u rockkkkkkkkkkkk