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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I have goosebumps from this one, Joyce. I know what you are speaking of....I know the pain and the heartbreak. Though a child was not held in our arms, we felt it....we knew it was alive....we had dreams for it. Oh, yes, the heartbreak is powerful in this one. The imagery is exquisite. A wonderfully heartfelt write, my friend. Lydi**

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Lydi. I truly appreciate your reviews. They are always so insightful and beautifully writt.. read more
'she is golden sunlight
dancing on a daisy'

very beautiful, the grief something unbearable and yet this poem is all about staying strong and not letting the pain overcome. I found this eloquent, highly moving and extremely powerful. I've miscarried although I was lucky and eventually had my own children which helped me get over it, having a child is a natural right for every women, it is something we assume will happen at some point and I feel alot of empathy for any woman who finds she is unable to have children or loses one in this way. it is truly heart-breaking.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Dawn, for your very insightful comment. I, too, was blessed with a son after my miscarri.. read more
I love watching butterflys and humming birds they intrigue me you did a wonderful job

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much. I really appreciate hearing your thoughts.
A lovely tribute to an angel. She hears.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

What a beautiful thing to say, Pryde. Your had brightened my morning with your thoughts.
if i did favorites, this would be one...so heartfelt, so much torment felt about what could have been, about the life that never got to open its wings.

beautiful poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thank you, Jacob, for leaving me such a nice comment on my poem. Your thoughts mean a lot to me.
My brother's wife lost twins at 6 weeks. We still calculate the time, the passing of what would have been birthdays and graduations. Your words stir my soul and touch me deeply, Joyce.

What a lovely piece you've shared!

My best,
Kelly

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

How very sad, Kelly, and thank you for your kind words about my poem. Writing provides a medium for.. read more
So skilful and talent laden is your poetry muse, so sad is the theme of this beautiful piece. It talks to me of courage more than anything. I would not have what it took to write this. Bless you, my friend.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

You have touched me with your comment, Brian, and I am pleased to call you my friend. Thank you fo.. read more
ba_mcfarlane

4 Years Ago

Good is good. You have a gifted muse.
Absolutely beautiful & touching piece of poetry....your butterfly musings flew upon my heartstrings and gave them a gentle tug. Very affecting Joyce.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Frieda. I appreciate your dropping by to read and comment with such nice thoughts. It means.. read more
Frieda P

4 Years Ago

Butterflies hold a special place in my heart too Joyce, so this one really resonated with me, my ple.. read more
Oh Joyce...you have touched my heart with this beautiful poem. The imagery is stunning...the ending gave me goosebumps. I'm saving this one in my library. It is exquisite. Hugs, Julie

Posted 4 Years Ago


Joyce S. Greene

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Julie. I very much appreciate your very nice words. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weeken.. read more
MsJewel

4 Years Ago

Thank you Joyce!

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