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A Thousand Blue Butterflies

Over a Rainbow in My Mind

By Patrick M. OhanaPublished 12 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024
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A Thousand Blue Butterflies
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If a picture is worth a thousand words

What do a thousand blue butterflies weigh

Before one of them notices the birds

Signalling the others, ’tis time to sway

Between life and death, daylight and tonight

When the sheets could be filled with affection

Surrounded by blue pillows and love’s might

Looking for an effective reflection.

One bedside light stays on without the Moon

Letting our eyes grasp whether love endured

From decade to decade however strewn

Whether time was kidnapped or quickly lured.

One free butterfly took the lead to love

The white around its blue, aping a dove.

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A thousand blue butterflies over a rainbow in my mind

Resting before renewed love sends them towards the one who pined.

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A Thousand Butterflies

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About the Creator

Patrick M. Ohana

A medical writer who reads and writes fiction and some nonfiction, although the latter may appear at times like the former. Most of my pieces (over 2,200) are or will be available on Shakespeare's Shoes.

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  • Anna about 19 hours ago

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  • Andrea Corwin 10 days ago

    😍😍Holy cow this is BEAUTIFUL!! So vibrant: From decade to decade however strewn Whether time was kidnapped or quickly lured. One free butterfly took the lead to love The white around its blue, aping a dove Congrats 🎊

  • Christy Munson10 days ago

    Congratulations on Top Story! 🥳 Ephemeral writing that brought me into a dreamlike state. It reads to me at once tender and wrenching. Beautiful words.

  • This was stunning beautiful! So well done!

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