The Last Butterfly

Walking in the park these mid-October days
Hoping to see any yellow butterfly strays
Knowing the time is growing short to see
The little yellow messengers sent to me

The breezy dark cold fall days are here
And my time with them is ending I fear
One came to me yesterday and one today
But soon they will no longer be able to stay

Very cold frosty nights are predicted ahead
Fly dear little angels up to your Heavenly bed
Gathering messages from loved ones to bring
When you return to play and visit in the Spring

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Posted: Oct 2018
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This poem was published in the October 2019 Newark Valley Moonlighter. Walking in the park dreading the last day of seeing my butterflies.

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Abby1963
Beautiful poem ! Such a pleasure to read Kathy heart wings teddybear
Omeron
drops of autumn, spring of emotions. Thank you
southmiami4321online today!
Very nice poem Kathy. Your messengers will soon be back...time is flying for all of us. SM.
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Thank you Laura - good to hear from you. Yes - I do love love my butterflies! And Dragonflies!! smitten heart wings

Kathy teddybear
steve1223
Lovely poem. Here it is the opposite with Spring having arrived they are just starting to come out. teddybear
runningshiva
Yellow=Friendsmumbling
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Thank YOU Omeron for your kind comment.

Kathy teddybear
morgen90210
Hi Kathy
Tried to comment the last time
But sometimes having connection
Problem with CS
It's better now...
Your poem is as good as gold
Thank you for sharing
godsprincessonline now!
South Miami - spring still feels a long long ways away to me. It is already bitter cold here. But there are other messengers from God and loved ones in the wintertime as well. Some people say red cardinals. I have my Mourning Doves. One came back to visit me on the porch recent in the spot where it was born in the nest or is was Mama Dove reminiscing about her babies. Animals have spirits and feelings too.

Kathy hug
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Thanks for reading Steve. Where you are enjoy your Spring and Summer! As for me - breaking out my insulated underwear here in New York State - not even Halloween and it's COLD! snowglobe

Kathy blues
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Thank you Morgen - Hope you are able to stay connected - we don't want to lose you again!

Kathy wave
doglover14
Kathy ~ Beautiful write ~ as usual from you.

Yes ~ it is officially too cold in Upstate N.Y. for those beautiful delicate butterflies to grace us with their presence. But perhaps God (with His sometimes great sense of humor) ~ has given us a 'winter substitute'.

Though they are not beautiful ~ though they are not graceful ~ though we don't think of them as heavenly messengers ~ ~ those frisky grey squirrels do put on quite the comical show while trying to gain access to that forbidden bird feeder. Their persistent antics can surly bring a smile to my face on one of these long, cold winter days ~ as I sit by my big picture window ~ gazing out ~ awaiting the return of those beautiful butterflies.

God is good !

Mady angel teddybear
JimEee
Kathy beautiful thoughts ~
We can visualize the butterflies alighting
upon your finger for the last time before winter ~
How do you do the beautiful picture images
They are unique to your poetry ~
Gives it that extra plus
JimEee
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Thank you JimEee. Well....I don't think the butterflies are here anymore. We are having a winter storm right now. Possible 8-12 inches. Yuck!

Kathy snowglobe
godsprincessonline now!
Thank you Mady - didn't mean to get JimEee ahead of you!! I'm sure your watching your grey squirrels antics today out your picture window! Stay warm - stay safe - stay inside for the next couple of days! I'm dreading this big storm sooooo much!!

Kathy uh oh snowglobe cold snowed in
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This was posted in the Newark Valley Moonlighter for the month of October 2019.

Kathy
Yankee4youonline today!
I enjoyed this poem very much. Given this little creature so much grace. angel2
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Thank you Yankee. I love my butterflies so much and hate to part with them for the winter. But then such a joy when they return in warm weather.

Kathy: teddybear sad flower
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Fall 2021 - time for my butterfly friends to leave with messages for above. Sad to see them go but know they will return in the Spring. Happy Fall everyone - transitioning time between summer and winter.

Kathy jackolantern
Mizzy4
Lovely seasonal poem Kathy,
They are such beautiful creatures.

Regards Mick.

angel
AutumnChild
Beautiful poem, Kathy.
Butterflies are sensational decoration on this planet.
So tender, ephemeral and fragile.
Gorgeously vivid with distinctive colours, sizes, shapes, precious fluttering forms.

Nice regards!
bouquet
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