Oh Butterfly, you flutter by, most wonderful insect of all,
unfurling beauty in your wings when from the Chrysalis you crawl,
showing us your love of life, sharing your dancing on thin air
you give such joy, such wonderment to see your presence there.
Your colours are amazing, many beautiful designs to see,
yet your frame is delicately fragile, it’s a wonder you live so free
Your habitat is shrinking, your numbers diminishing too,
oh Butterfly flutter by, without you whatever will we do?
No-one can see you flying, without a sudden lifting of the heart
the sight of you makes eyes go wide with delight from the start
Please don’t ever leave us, we’ll be distraught and so bereft
A World without the Butterfly? NO colour, no life, nothing left….
LadyP © 2010