I drew my drapes and opened the patio door for fresh air

when I was drinking my coffee

I reclined back on my pillows

I looked out

to a beautiful warm blue sky

out of nowhere descended

a dark burnt orange Monarch butterfly fluttering its

wings like it was being pulled

up and down by a puppeteer’s string

there were words

yet they were not spoken

‘get up, get up, come out, let’s play, get out of that bed, it’s a new day

look at me, I’m having fun, I’m living my life the way I was born to!’

It hovered about thirty seconds

then, it flew away

It had left something behind

something wise

a message meant

for me to ponder

I wondered

‘am I too living my life the way I was born to?’

And, today, he came back again

in the PM

I saw him in the reflection of my computer screen

hovering by my open screen door

as if he was waiting

but this time

I turned around

got up from my chair

and went outside to welcome him

to tell him how grateful I was










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Steven James Humphreys

My books are for sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. I live with my wife and our cats and dog. I hope you enjoy my blog and find it informative, meaningful and entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more on my 'about me' page. Thanks for stopping by! Take a visit to my other site.

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