Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie ~ #Poetry

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie

Photo Challenge #344

– WeHeartIt.com

I have suffered with that fluttering feeling
for most of my life
When I was younger,
I believed it heralded good news
Most of the time it did.
Now, it’s happening more often
I put it down to old age
Getting nervous about things
Finally, I went to the doctor
He suggested an x-ray
Now I have a wonderful picture on my wall
Of the fluttery feeling inside my body
beautiful, crystal clear butterflies
telling me everything is all right…

© anita dawes 2020

The Sunday Whirl ~ Wordle 461

Nothing had changed since the last time I was here.

The same chill in the autumn air, the smell of wood smoke from the campfires.

I made my way to my favourite camp site, nestling in the shelter of the mountain. I was far enough away from the crowds who always gathered at this time of year, all yearning to see the thousands of Monarch butterflies gather before starting their migration.

I alone knew the perfect place.

I followed the stream beside the old logging trail, with birdsong for company, each twist and turn increasing my anticipation.

Finally, I stood in the secret glade and looked around, thrilled to find they were already here. Every tree was covered in a blanket of living leaves, thousands of colourful butterflies at rest, barely moving in the slight breeze.

I held my breath. Had I chosen the right moment?

As if some signal had been given, the butterflies slowly took flight, soaring up into the sky, leaving me with mixed feelings of joy and sadness in my heart…

© JayeMarie 2020

#Keepitalive # #What do you see # #Poetry

What do you see # 34- 15 June 2020

Image credit- Pixabay

(For visually challenged reader, the image shows a woodland scene, where blue butterflies are sitting on the forest floor among tiny mushrooms. Tall trees are visible in the background)


As a child,
I never had an imaginary friend.
If I did, I would want him
to live in this blue wonderland
so I could visit, stay a while.
Where mushrooms grow
in their own sunlight.
Delicate blue butterflies
whisper woodland magic.
Secrets for me to keep
Tall dark trees stand guard
Keeping magic where it belongs
In wonderland…

©anitadawes 2020