Friday, January 18, 2013

Butterfly Strength


A butterfly
is our cliché
on wings.
We burden
its flight with
regurgitated
words of
insipid
nonsense.

If only we
had its
strength.
The fragile
butterfly
can weather
a thunderstorm
to reach
the rose
at rainbow’s end.


©Susie Clevenger 2013

5 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Tough talk, girly. But the butterfly deserves championing! :-)

Len said...

Love this!!

mypoeticpath said...

So very true. Beautiful!

Mr. Mcgranor said...

Your poems are rather womanly.

rlavalette said...

It's true; most of what gets said about butterflies, especially by poets is pretty moth-eaten.