Second Best

Second Best

A Poem by Neville Pettitt
"

Does it really matter, of course it does. It happens all the time....

"


Second Best

 

The

butterfly

starved herself

 of both sugar & breath

Then when there was nothing left

she delighted and settled for second best

 


© 2018 Neville Pettitt



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Neville Pettitt
Inspired by the words of a poet......

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once I wrote this,

*I choose to be
the butterfly
free
not like other women
flowers they are to be
I decided to be
the petite
the littlest magical creature
tiny
made from crystal and light
my aura is love
from God I'm
his breath
his power*

I didn't mean to be the butterfly in Your poem, but more like to be a vibrant dancing creature, maybe it's true, some women don't give everything they can for their partner, because they always search for another... sad Your poem is, but it's still delighted and special.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Thank you so very much for the lovely review and beautiful thoughts dear friend......A may you have .. read more
Light

9 Months Ago

a special weekend for You too.
Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Back at'cha............Neville



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What comes to mind is the curse of an eating disorder, but your message could also apply to any number of ways that a person (either gender) willingly diminishes oneself with glee, as if an accomplishment, not realizing he/she is settling for anything. You are correct . . . it does happen all the time (((NUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

8 Months Ago

You are absolutely right of course Margie, there are many ways of skinning an armadillo eh'........N.. read more
Very deep my friend. Does the butterfly alight at the top of your lovely poetic pyramid, or does she crumble and fall to the bottom? The choice, of coursr, is hers. Superb poem! P.S.- Happy St. Patrick's Day to you Neville!:))

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

You are absolutely correct, the choice should always be the butterflies, at least in my book. Lots o.. read more
once I wrote this,

*I choose to be
the butterfly
free
not like other women
flowers they are to be
I decided to be
the petite
the littlest magical creature
tiny
made from crystal and light
my aura is love
from God I'm
his breath
his power*

I didn't mean to be the butterfly in Your poem, but more like to be a vibrant dancing creature, maybe it's true, some women don't give everything they can for their partner, because they always search for another... sad Your poem is, but it's still delighted and special.

Posted 9 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Thank you so very much for the lovely review and beautiful thoughts dear friend......A may you have .. read more
Light

9 Months Ago

a special weekend for You too.
Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Back at'cha............Neville
this reminds me of the poem Barbie Doll.....she made herself look like everyone thought she should...be she lost herself by doing it...and at the figurative funeral...."doesn't she look graet?" they said...

and she wondered to whom they were referring.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Maybe her mind was on other things. Cheers jacob....
The butterfly like a woman always feels like they are never good enough, like they need to change themselves to be appealing and in the end it is hurting them... I think women like butterflies are beautiful and need to be seen as that (BEAUTIFUL)!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Thank you Ghost and very true......
You are brilliant! When her first love was no longer available.... she starved and eventually settled on second best! Tudo de bom.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

I am far too grateful for words so will just blow a thank you x in your direction....Neville
Mrudula Rani

9 Months Ago

Thank you. Abraço.
Well, you don't always get what you want. Sometimes, you get what you need. The butterfly should not forget that she was once a homely caterpillar.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Yes sir, absolutely spot on & hit the nail on its head. You got me going now, you really got me goin.. read more
Visually sharp and insightful to me. She rejects what is offered on a plate and picks up the crumbs later.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

You my dear friend are very astute indeed. Cheers and all that jazz...........Neville
Do we want to be the second best is the question :p
Oh starving of sugar ...not possible for me... this butterfly loves sugar.. :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

In that case, write about it..............................x
Ardra

9 Months Ago

Hehehe I haven't found the last ;) when I do I will surely write n write n write lol... keep on writ.. read more
Neville Pettitt

9 Months Ago

Write on...................N

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