Wednesday, 15 June 2016

On The Wings Of A Butterfly (June 15, 2016)

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So easy
To let
My negative emotions
Go.

Like the prevailing wind
Carrying
A coal generation station's
Toxic emissions.

Polluting the land
With my hate
And anger
Downstream.

Destroying all
With my acidic touch.

As I struggle
Against the headwinds
Of hate.

That holds
The world
In its grasp
Today.

Knowing
Within my soul
A gentle breeze stirs.

Like
A butterfly flapping
Its wings.

Giving birth
To a new wind
Of change.

One
Filled with hope
And understanding.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: For the past 3 days, I have been struggling, to come to grips, with the Orlando Massacre, emotionally, and as, a LGBT+ person. Knowing, I could have been, another stat, to add to the growing tally of LGBT+ people, who have been killed, for being ourselves.

Not exactly sure, why I choose to the butterfly, as a symbol of change and hope, Other then, it's one of the symbols that the Trans-community has adopted, as its own, for growth and metaphorsis of one's true self.

9 comments:

  1. I love this poem, which gives us truth, along with hope and beauty........we need that wind of change. A beautiful, powerful poem.

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  2. There is so much left to be answered. The weight of this is unbearable. But you captured it well in your words.

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  3. Hopefully we will be able to look back and look on the past with amazement that mankind was so intolerant so many years ago.

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  4. What an amazing comparison--hate and the toxicity of the chemical fuels! In your first stanza, I caught the double meaning of "let go"--of course, there is nothing easy about letting go vs. letting loose. Powerful.

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  5. I can understand the anguish.
    Your words are beautiful; the winds of change will follow and those are going to stay and comfort us all.

    -HA

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  6. Yes, sometimes it is hard indeed to see the positive!

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  7. Im glad you chose to rise on the hope of the butterfly. Selfish and hateful are those who can (with no remorse) gun a human, with so much promise, down.

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