A Butterfly In Love (Being Inspired By A Painting Of Kathleen Guilfoyle Mulligan, Me Myself And I)
by Akhtar Jawad
I am not a flower and have no nectar for you,
why are you dancing and singing above my head,
do you love me?
And if so isn't it funny? '
You fly so high,
will you please allow me to sit on your back?
I want to fly in the high skies,
where there are stars,
the twinkling stars are my dreams
that never came true.'
The bird smiled and said,
'Well, I shall pick you up in the full moon's light,
as I don't fly in the dark.'
Under a blue moon
the bird took the butterfly to the high skies.
While on way, and close to the moon,
the butterfly was shocked to see the moon!
'How beautiful it appeared from the earth
and how much ugly is it!
And the earth that looked ugly to me,
looks so pretty as if it's a very large moon,
Alas! I miss the rose,
I miss the jasmine,
I miss queen of night,
I miss the violets,
I miss the greenery of the earth!
I don't want to see the stars
that look beautiful from a distance
but too ugly when we are close to them.
I want to go back on my earth
Where there are colorful flowers,
that look pretty from a distance,
look prettier when one feels their aroma,
and prettiest when one enjoys their nectar.
And where there are friends like you!