A BUTTERFLY’S DREAM

And so to bed,

though once it was said

that life is just an illusion.

Well if that is so,

then why, long ago,

was my life such a whirl of confusion?

 

A nightmare, a dream

or so it would seem,

could be life long ago

on an endless stream.

We are trapped in a world

somewhere deep; in-between.

 

So settled now am I

that I often wonder why

I was once so afraid;

lived my life in the shade.

I need no longer cry,

for although we must die

 

we don’t have to pretend

for there may be no end.

Maybe life is

but a butterfly’s dream

with no boundary’s or borders,

no end it would seem?

 

*

Written by Darren Scanlon, November 1985.

Revised 31st July 2016.

© 2016 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Darren.. this was beautifully penned.. and yes no need to fear..We shall fly, Keep holding your wings close to your heart my friend.. Its been a while since I came by I know.. But I do not wish you to fly off to any other realm just yet my friend..
    Sending Healing Love and Blessings your way Darren and Hope you are doing well ❤ Sue

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    1. Thank you so very much, Sue, for you wonderful comments. Trust me, I’m going nowhere. This is a piece I wrote 31yrs ago at the tender age of 20. 😉🙂🙃

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      1. That is good to hear.. 🙂

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  2. Rita says:

    Beautiful ❤️ sending love 😊

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    1. Thank you my dear friend. Hard to believe that I wrote this 31yrs ago at the (not so) tender age of 20. Feels sooooooo long ago now 😉🙃🙂

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      1. Rita says:

        It’s beautiful! I know what you mean – then some😊

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  3. Olga says:

    Even at such a young age, you were quiet the poet and philosopher, Darren. Love your writing, past and present. ❤

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    1. Thank you so very much, Olga.

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      1. Olga says:

        You’re welcome, Darren! I’m so happy that my comments are getting through. 🙂

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      2. I’ve just checked and it turns out that I was no longer following your blog??? Don’t know how that happened. Rest assured I am, once again, following you.

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      3. Olga says:

        Thanks, Darren. I was wondering where you disappeared to. 🙂

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      4. Never far away, my friend.

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  4. Anonymous says:

    I loved the imagery of this, and the use of questions throughout the latter half of the poem was fantastic. I think that added a really cool element to the poem.

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    1. Thank you very much, Someone.

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  5. stevetanham says:

    Lovely , Darren. Full of warmth.

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  6. Wonderful piece, Darren! We really should not be afraid that our life will end. Instead, be scared that it will never begin. 🙂

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    1. I like the way you think and totally agree. Thanks for your kind comments.

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