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Butterflies Fly Away

March 16, 2010
By A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
A.L.Sommer DIAMOND, Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine as children do. We were all born to make manifest the glory of God that's within us - it's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
-Nelson Mandela

Butterflies fly away,
And who are we to stop them?
Let them go.
Let them roam.
Let them reach the sky
And touch the stars,
And shower us with love,
Grace us with our love.
Let it settle sweetly upon us,
Then waft up to meet the atmosphere;
And then move on
To another galaxy
So that maybe another star
Could experience this,
This feeling,
This excitement,
This love.

I wonder
If love
Was forged in the stars
Long ago,
And sent to man
As a gift,
Just to make life
A little bit more
Worth living.
To brighten up
The dimly lit skies of this world.

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