37 comments on “Butterfly Love

  1. Wow Ben, this is so very powerful! πŸ’œ

  2. Kritika says:

    Sadly at times this happens.

  3. wardah says:

    This poem is so powerful and well-crafted. Like a butterfly, it’s sweet, but short.
    It’s a tough reality, how some relationships are. You wish they’d last, that they were always beautiful, but not all of them are.
    But sometimes we just have to remember to spread our wings and fly, nonetheless! πŸ¦‹
    Hope everything will be okay. Have a fantastic day πŸ™‚

  4. LOL. Perfectly crafted.

  5. This is a good one Ben!

  6. Lia says:

    Ouch! Reading a poem like this written in second person perspective feels like having a fist smacking down on one’s own butterfly. πŸ’” But they say love never dies. And I believe that. True love is fluid, and it’s not limited.

    Maybe the narrator’s object thought the narrator’s love had left them first, and instead of dying there, flew elsewhere?… you’ve got me thinking again, Ben, that’s for sure!

    Well done on the heart-renting poems, as usual! You have a true ability to make people feel deeply. And I massively missed your poetry! So glad you are sharing some again. Please write on. πŸ€©πŸ™πŸŒ·βœοΈ

    • bejamin4 says:

      Yeah. Those are good thoughts. The love here, if it was ever love, sure flew away. As you get older you realize some things are infatuations and brief obsessions or just friendships.

      True love, real love, doesn’t die no matter what. It’s exactly as you say: “fluid and not limited” by anything, really.

      When you find that in another person. You know, I know, we all know it’s meant to be.

      Thanks for all the support!

      • Lia says:

        Ah. Well I’m sorry to hear that. But I hear you. :)) I’ve felt like that many a time. Good luck with everything, and you’re welcome, it’s a pleasure, and likewise. :))

  7. Poetpas says:

    Awesome πŸ‘ I love drama! Well done πŸ‘πŸ»

    • bejamin4 says:

      Thanks! Drama is exciting. But in little doses.

      • Poetpas says:

        Sorry well have to disagree on that. Unless you’re writing about personal matters. Poetry needs drama. I wouldn’t call drama exciting but endearing and moving. All great poets a fair dose drama. Thanks 😊

      • Poetpas says:

        Sorry for the typos. Well=we’ll and All great poets use a fair dose of drama ☺️

      • bejamin4 says:

        You’re right. Poetry, writing, it needs drama! I agree with all you said there. Life, on the other hand, best to avoid it as much as possible. At least for me personally.

      • Poetpas says:

        Drama is part of life. But too much of anything is too much really 😁

      • bejamin4 says:

        Yes, middle-path, moderation, whatever you want to call it. That’s the best place to be.

  8. samina says:

    Ouch

  9. Wow! Well done. That’s certainly true sometimes.

  10. This is painfulπŸ’”

    • bejamin4 says:

      It is. It was. But time heals most wounds, except for the ones you’re okay keeping with you, the ones you’d rather never forget. Sometimes it’s good to remember so you don’t make the same mistakes.

  11. judeitakali says:

    Woah, so poignant

  12. it got me laughing hahaha, but yeah so witty there. love it

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