FREE AS THE BUTTERFLY

FREE AS THE BUTTERFLY

                                         Poem written by Sandra Smith

(2011 Adult Poetry Second Place Winner – Flo Robinson Literary Competition)

Free again, a wonderful, but frightful feeling –

With mixed emotions that leave me reeling.

Free as the butterfly – a sight to behold,

With sunshine and flowers and nights too cold.

Are butterflies really free?

Or, just seemingly so to me?

Are they bothered by horrendous pasts —

By ghosts and fears that seem to last?

Can you ever be free as a butterfly?

Or, must we be chained to memories ‘til we die?

Maybe we will only be truly free in our dreams;

Free, as the butterfly only seems.

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