Butterfly Wings

Butterfly Wings

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
"

She is butterfly wings . . .

"

 

 

a life within me

but never born

she is golden sunlight

dancing on a daisy

she is butterfly wings

gracing her mother's garden

I never saw her face

nor held her in my arms

but I dream her smiles

and hear her laughter

between wakeful moments

on moonlit nights

when a part of me

still feels her deep within

and forgets the emptiness

 

 

 

 


© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



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Joyce S. Greene
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Please don't think that I say this lightly or in jest; but this is, hands down, the absolute best poem that I have EVER read regarding a mother's feelings toward her miscarried child. Each word, each line glimmered like the sun bursting forth on a rainy day. You captured the sadness; but overwhelmingly, you captured the love that, captured for a moment, can outshine a thousand lifetimes of sadness.

I don't doubt for a moment that this really happened to you, as the words are from your heart. I can feel the heartbeat and the pulse of life within.

A dear friend of mine just suffered the same loss. I am so sorry for yours, but I have so say that she left such a memorable touch on your heart that it gave life to a beautiful, beautiful poem.

Posted 3 Years Ago


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Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very gracious review, Linda. I appreciate your words.. read more



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Well written poem describing the loss of unborn child. A truly heartfelt piece.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Praveeta. Your words are a beautiful Christmas gift to me. Merry Christmas!
Praveeta

3 Years Ago

You are most welcome Joyce. Merry Christmas!
Almost a thousand views. This is really incredible. Short and in free verse style. Melancholic and sort of reflective in nature. I knew someone dear to us who wanted to have a child of their own and ended up in miscarriage. Its devastatingly painful. I thought they could never recover from their devastating setback. Yet God proved them otherwise that HE is always able.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Neil. I appreciate your leaving behind such a thoughtful review. Merry Christmas!
A powerful and emotional poem. I believe woman feel and know more. Life come from their body. I like the description. Allowed the reader to feel and understand the thoughts in the poem. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Coyote for your very warm review. I do feel women enjoy a close relationship with their .. read more
This was so very touching and beautiful. Such sincere expression of an artist... thank you for displaying such strength.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, PH. Your review makes me smile, and I feel ten feet tall. I really appreciate your very.. read more
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

4 Years Ago

They were very much deserved.
You so did bring tears to eyes. Only soulful sorry can pen such beauty in sadness. You are bared to the reader Joyce and their hearts go out to you. Tom

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Tom. Your thoughts are always gracious, and I really appreciate hearing them.
I looked at this because ( this sounds silly I know ) Graham Greene is my favourite novelist, and found here a well written poem, good job !

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Leslie. The important thing to me is that you did find my work and that you made the eff.. read more
This is an eloquent, graceful poem with such sad feelings at the same time as being bright and hopeful. Can't determine the true meaning as it is not childbirth or even the loss of a child. Perhaps a metaphor of love itself?

Posted 4 Years Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

4 Years Ago

She is a wife thrice removed lol!
Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

I'm sorry about that, too, John. But perhaps the current one will be the right one for you. I wish.. read more
John Alexander McFadyen

4 Years Ago

Thank you Joyce. I am in between lol and my Life at least has been far from dull. It has also given .. read more
This is splendid. Concise but so beautiful and there's a deep emotion concealed in each line. A love forever which will live forever in one's heart...especially in a mother's heart.
Great!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for leaving such lovely thoughts behind, Dhaye. They mean a lot to me.
The flow and delicacy of this piece is quite magical. you comparing her to all things nature gives me the feeling that although she is not physically here, her spirit will live on for an eternity coinciding with the mother earth, as well as mother you. beautiful.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

What a lovely review, Nebunova. Thank you very much for leaving your thoughts behind. They mean a .. read more
A sad but lovely write in a short space but it makes an impact with its message.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Victoria, for your very gracious review. It means a lot to me.

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Added on August 25, 2013
Last Updated on August 25, 2013
Tags: #miscarriage", "grief", "mourning", "butterfly wings", "poetry"

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