Butterfly Dreams

Butterfly Dreams

A Poem by Chloe..Across the Universe

was for a contest i never entered.. based on a picture .. a beautiful picture it was



I awake to billowy clouds above my head
The scent of sea and salt tickle my nose
Arousing me fully
The ship is moving once again

Who has come to save me
After the sails were ripped apart by strong winds
pounding rains, the ship almost lost if not for a small rock
That stopped it without much damage

I stand up and look at the wonderous sight that beholds my eyes
Seems the stories are true that I have heard throughout life
For the Butterfly King and Queen are at the helm
Thier Royal Army have made sails for the ship
All colors of the rainbow and beyond assualt my sleepy eyes

It floats along merrily toward my homeland
In the distance I see my friends waving
I play my ukelele and sing a Summer song
As the dolphins swimming aside the ship pipe in so strong

The King and Queen have nothing to say
So I sing quietly
to my surprise hear them humming along
The Army floats us softly to shore
Home again to safety and the ones I adore

Such a lovely dream I don't want to wake
under the covers I crawl
squeeze eyes tight
waiting for the ship of butterflies
to sail me away from my troubles
to a calm sea of beautiful colored bubbles
perhaps a mermaid will stop and say hello

© 2008 Chloe..Across the Universe

Author's Note

Chloe..Across the Universe
This restoring is tiring and why .. where did the writings go when delete was hit ..?

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Chloe, it sounds like such a beautiful dream. Still as much as we would like to hide from the harsh realities of life. We can because as they say If you don't stand for something, You will fall for anything. I know that is not a choice you would willingly make. Your voice rang out all over the cafe as an advocote for the poor hurt and down trodden even those who are just misunderstood. Our voice reminding us to be loving and compassionate to each other. It is a good write but I miss my inspiration. Yes You. Lrts talk.
Hugs Debby

Posted 14 Years Ago

5 of 5 people found this review constructive.


A ship of butterflies, such a beautiful vision...I think things would be peaceful if the butterflies were in charge. I loved the way they hummed along.

Posted 11 Years Ago

I love tapping into dreams to write about them. They have a mythical other worldly feel to them and can have some wonderful imagery. This poems takes me off to another place, dimension. It allows me to forget about the real life issues surrounding me and it allowed me to relax. Stunning write.

Posted 11 Years Ago

Chloe this was beautiful dream...I was right there with you and I especially loved the images that these lines create..

I play my ukelele and sing a Summer song
As the dolphins swimming aside the ship pipe in so strong

Oh this is filled with all the wondrous emotions that are filled with life and peace...Beautifully done...great ending...

Posted 11 Years Ago

I've sailed on some ships, but never one like that. Quite a vision, Chloe.

Posted 11 Years Ago

pure beautiful cinema of soul in poetic form~

Posted 11 Years Ago

I remember this contest. I took first place in it...it was a ship with butterfly sails!
But now there are are no ribbons or anything...if there are...I'll be damned if I know how to locate them...I had like 20 blue ribbons for first place finishes in contests and all my other awards from here...I kind of liked them but POOF! They are all gone. Whats the point in entering a contest when, if you win, you can't display at least a ribbon for your work...? So I don't enter contests anymore. Do you know if there is a way to find those listings? If so, I might be able to retrieve the picture.. Your poem is lovely. You should have entered.

Posted 11 Years Ago

falling in love with your writings
you have moved me again... "Such a lovely dream I don't want to wake"

Posted 11 Years Ago

Wow, you have beautiful dreams hon lol
Stunning imagery :) The structure to this piece is wonderfully executed, a beautiful tale that has moved me :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

A really pretty re-imagining of a fairy tale type dream. It's like the imagery of perfection will always save you from disaster, and the dream being lost to waking reality reminds you of the stark contrast of life and intangible hope.
This poem is really well-crafted and nicely settled by rhythm and subtle rhyme. And it is balanced acceptably in the mind by the knowledge that this is ultimately a dream of peace that is interrupted by the cold light of true existence..

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Chloe..Across the Universe
Chloe..Across the Universe

Smalltown, USA, AR

Sometimes i feel like an alien in a strange land..can you relate? I love people and friends are just that to me , friends-if you request me as a friend it would be nice if you read something I have .. more..


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