Beautiful Butterfly

Poem By Dr. Antony Theodore

In a beautiful butterfly,
Your face comes so true to me.

Through a pretty butterfly
You come flying so serene into me.

As the tiny wings flutter
I watch with love and joy
and wonder how it could be
that I see your face coming to me.

With beauty and grace
you perch among the flowers
as if searching for a special place.
Oh if I could only turn my heart
into a bed of flowers
for you to fly and hide
and secretly whisper to me
with fluttering wings how you love me.

Warm and kind is our friendship
so rare like a beautiful butterfly.

Welcome to my garden of happy thoughts
where butterflies fly along
the paths of lovely flowers.

You are so special in my life.
So innocent and pure is our friendship.
I care for you with a heart full of joy.
You are mine, I love you.

God, help me not to be possessive.
Love is freedom in true sense.
Possession is selfishness.
God, help me not to be possessive.

(When we fall in love, we think love is possessing the other. It takes time and maturity to realize that real love is freedom and never possessive. So we do experience divinity in selfless love. I believe, in every love affair, God is at play. If not, love is doomed to fail) .

Comments about Beautiful Butterfly

Very nice poem, Tony. Thank you for inviting me to read it. May God bless you!
Superb poem that inspires - - thank you Tony. A poet's heart indeed that is truly gifted.
PART 3: Then, this romantic poem gives me the image, that being a garden with the lovely flowers of happy thoughts, there will be times of winter - less flowers, less happiness on the one hand, and forming buds for the next season on the other hand. This could be elaborated in another poem. Romance is delicate, writing a romantic poem is delicate too. Here's a fine result.
PART 2: " It takes time and maturity to realize that real love is freedom and never possessive." You recognize this in your own life: " You are mine, I love you. God, help me not to be possessive." These are necessary lines to make the poem meaningful.
PART 1: " When we fall in love, we think love is possessing the other." Yes, humans wish to secure the presence of the beloved; in that way they want to possess the other person. But emotionally, they rather want to be completely possessed by the other. It is a relationship (of course it is) . It can be a definition of a love relationship, that the other person gives you more than other people do: " Warm and kind is our friendship, so rare" .


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