I am a Butterfly

Something a bit different tonight. Here is my one and only draft of ‘I am a Butterfly’ for you to view and read (if you can decipher my scribble). A more readable text version appears below.


Original draft copy

I am a butterfly.
You know, the one with bright colours.
The one that passes by your window,
yet you rarely look at me!

I am that painting.
You know, the one of that man.
You recognise it instantly,
yet you can’t remember my name!

I am the cat sitting on the wall.
You know, the one on the way to the bus.
The one you fuss as you pass,
am I a tabby or a ginger tom?

I am the song you sing everyday.
You know, the one that buzzes around your mind.
The one you forget who sings it,
yet you love it all the same.

I am the unnoticed.
You know, me!
The one you never look at,
if only you looked closer.

©2011 Trevor Litchfield

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  1. this is really lovely Trevor.
    really like the structure of the different stanzas and the being around these things we take for granted.

    • Thanks Bex,
      I was sitting on the sofa thinking about stuff we take for granted and this all came together over a mug of coffee


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