by CJ Maleney   Jun 11, 2019

Do not think of any butterfly!
With amazing rainbow coloured wings.
Think of something sterile,
But there may still be pretty things.

Yet no buzzing of a bumble bee,
Not the whisp of any wasp,
But a quiet social gathering,
Where all have paid a cost.

There is not a little robin here!
Nor a humming bird to see.
The only thing that flutters,
Is contained deep inside of me.

I am not a social butterfly.
I have not colours I wish to show.
I'm in the company of people I dislike?
who's words I do not wish to know.

Yet I sit here with the unfortunate.
The idiots, fools and the insane.
Wondering! what caused me to be here?
And just why the hell I came.

I suppose I had no choice really!
And I guess that I caused it's start
At a resting pace of 135 beats per minute.

My dears

That is how

You flutter

A heart.


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  • 1 week ago

    by Meena Krish

    Ahh...the absolute truth about life and the choices
    made which make us wonder and then we...well we beat ourselves
    up for those choices...

    I hope you are okay Craig...take care

    • 6 days ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I'm ok just a little health scare. but all ok

  • 1 week ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Never in life should we take anything for granted. Add to my favorite. All the best to you

    • 1 week ago

      by CJ Maleney

      pleased you enjoyed the read.

      Craig x

  • 1 week ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Taking our hearts, or for that matter, our health for granted is fool hardy.
    Still, we live our lives thinking we are invincible until, in a waiting room we wait and dread and wait and fear death.

    • 1 week ago

      by CJ Maleney

      True. some habits to change me thinks dude.



  • 1 week ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Fan bloody tastic Mr :)

  • 1 week ago

    by Milly Hayward

    This is quite brilliant. Really it is an amazing write. I just wish I had a nomination left for it. I love the way that you have so smoothly integrated nature throughout and I can totally relate. How many times have we all found ourselves surrounded by people who we don't know who are rude and objectionable and wondered why am I still here? Thankfully with the wisdom of age you learn to remove yourself fairly rapidly from such situations :) Millyx

    • 1 week ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Glad you enjoyed it.

      Craig x

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