Monarch

I drew my drapes and opened the patio door for fresh air

when I was drinking my coffee

I reclined back on my pillows

I looked out

to a beautiful warm blue sky

out of nowhere descended

a dark burnt orange Monarch butterfly fluttering its

wings like it was being pulled

up and down by a puppeteer’s string

there were words

yet they were not spoken

‘get up, get up, come out, let’s play, get out of that bed, it’s a new day

look at me, I’m having fun, I’m living my life the way I was born to!’

It hovered about thirty seconds

then, it flew away

It had left something behind

something wise

a message meant

for me to ponder

I wondered

‘am I too living my life the way I was born to?’

And, today, he came back again

in the PM

I saw him in the reflection of my computer screen

hovering by my open screen door

as if he was waiting

but this time

I turned around

got up from my chair

and went outside to welcome him

to tell him how grateful I was

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Author: Steven Humphreys

I have long been married and currently write poetry and health and wellness posts. I have authored several books currently for sale at most popular outlets. I hope you like my blog finding my articles informative and meaningful as well as entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more 'about me' on this site. Thanks for stopping by!

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