Butterfly Love

Love landed on my shoulder
In the form of a butterfly
I turned,
I saw,
I wondered of love,
I asked…
Before me I saw one beautiful wing.
It was vibrant, colourful, perfect in form.
Then I noticed the butterflies other Wing,
It was dull,
and wilting
I asked of love why do you have
one wing that is set in grandeur
and the other wing that is
hideous to look upon?
Love turned to me
with one wing standing in stature
and the other drooping unsightly.
Love shed a tear and shared…
“my broken, unsightly wing is my heart
I gave it to another, and another
cared for it not,
loved it not,
protected it not.
My wing of
and perfection
is a tiny part of my heart that reminds me
that even amongst
the ugly,
the broken,
the unwanted,
there still remains love that will
and bring back to my heart
A wholeness that will fade away all brokenness.”
I stared at the butterfly and its broken wing
It acquired a different form to the sight that I now see
Even though it was
and broken
It appeared strong,
and at peace
in hope that love will return to loves place.

Salwa Samra © 2013
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About salwasamra

Salwa is the owner and creator of Poet's Room. Salwa has a passion to have Poetry rise from the ashes of days gone by to modern day reading material. Poet’s Room will offer the reader the opportunity to sit within its room, enjoy of its surroundings through words that will touch any reader. Pick and choose from Salwa's varied assortments. Poet’s Room is welcoming, intriguing, and inspiring. Take a tour, relax, contemplate and enjoy the variety of Poetry. www.salwasamra.com Salwa has authored two books, a Non Fiction book - "Web of Losing Me," and "Poet's Room - Volume I." As a writer of Non-Fiction, Poetry, Creative Writings and Fiction, Salwa extends herself in many writing projects. Salwa has contributed a short story - Dreams Didgeridoo - to an Australian Anthology. Salwa is currently working on her third book - Colour Me In - a fiction story of a young lady and her forceful culture. Salwa's Lebanese culture is deep-seated in poetry and philosophy, her writings are influenced by her historic culture. Throughout Salwa's growing years her father habitually recited Arabic Poetry. Though Salwa couldn't understand most of the poetic words because they were in classic Arabic it truly did have an impact on her and her writings. The richness of the words, the depths of affluence on Salwa's cultural history, traditions, and customs, has truly reigned in Salwa to follow through in her poetic writings. Salwa commit's herself to continue in this depth from her culture, and its richness of philosophy and poetry. Her desire is to encourage the reader to think beyond what is written, to contemplate life's experiences, to long to be intrigued, and inspired, thus, Salwa finds herself writing about topics that reflect nature, emotions, sentiment, and experiences of the human body, mind, and spirit, consequently, reaching further into the culture that built in Salwa the love for poetry, the passion for writing. Salwa's Christian faith is another integral facet of her writings, being the cornerstone of her inspirations. Her study in Theology and Creation has influenced Salwa to share with her readers the beauty, diversity and challenges the world has to offer.
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