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Shadow Passes - Light Remains
by Ruan Mills Burke
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Rated "G" by the Author.
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There, in that part of the world

She morphed from a chrysalis

Into a scintillating butterfly

A beauty beyond compare...

Hesitatingly, unfurled wet wings

Flapping them, started on a journey

Battling storms, 

Chased by ubiquitous predators

She drifted off into no man’s land...

Her bright colours a challenge

To the dependable greys and envious greens

There were those who wanted to know her

Possess her, stake ownership on her

While others wanted to ‘be’ her

Steal her unique, vibrant charm

Dampen her wings and dim her light


With tattered wings and colours mute

Flutter on did she, until… Oh sumptuous haven!

Graceful tapers of splendid purple hue

Inviting her to display her elite beauty

In glorious summer haze.



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Reviewed by Ed Matlack
She sounds quite beautiful, perhaps this is a reflection of you...?
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Lovely lines of the most unique delicate creature.
To grace as a butterfly is in her elite beauty.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Butterflies are marvelous.
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
It's so good she reached the summer of her life. So many of those situations don't.

Reviewed by George Carroll
Agree with Ed this is a beauty
Reviewed by Edward Phillips
Beautifully rendered, dazzling imagery, thoughtful in tone and temper.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
I find this symbolically meaningful and uplifting too; in spite of life's struggles and challenges. Thank you for sharing, Ruan. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci
I love this poem on so many levels, some very personal. You must be reading my mail!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Ahhh . . . And the beautiful butterfly metamorphosed back into the vibrant beauty she had once been, hopefully for ever and ever . . .
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