Butterfly Apology

We agreed to rendezvous
on these pink flowers,
but I have no GPS
and to my dismay
pink is everywhere.
Directionally challenged,
I’ve been lost for hours
searching through flowers
while you patiently
waited here for me.
So sorry I’m late!
Please accept my
butterfly apology.    ~ms

About Mary Strong-Spaid

You can find me any time wandering around in my own mind gathering thoughts.
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29 Responses to Butterfly Apology

  1. haha!!

    Lovely indeed!!

    Loved it!


  2. Jerry says:

    Beautiful photo Mary.


  3. Eric says:

    You fluttered, then sputtered,
    life just a little cluttered,
    then glided and bided,
    you slightly divided,
    to turn to your flower
    with all of your power.
    That’s when love collided.

    😉 E


  4. ajaytao2010 says:

    beautiful pic


  5. barb says:

    Love this! Hope you have a happy Easter!


    • Yes. That’s because you know the butterfly.
      I will stay far, far away from I-95 today.
      You should have seen it yesterday. TRAFFIC.
      It was like a parking lot of cars as far as I could see, filled with Easter weekend travelers.
      While I was writing the poem about the butterfly, I thought about your dad.
      Such a kind man, he was.
      He asked me—“Do you always get lost?”
      “Most of the time, it seems that I do. I think I was born without a sense of direction,” I replied.
      He thought for a moment or so, and then he suggested that I start shooting off flares and rockets so people can find me.
      I told him that would not be a good idea around here.
      He said, “Well, don’t worry. I’m going to keep working on this until I find an answer for you.”
      Bless his soul!


  6. nwolitzer says:

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks so much for liking my post Animal Drawings, which has brought me here to your wonderful blog.


    • Thank you, Nancy!
      Your animal drawings are very detailed. I think they are great!
      Wish I could do the same, but alas….when I try to draw animals, It just doesn’t look right. And that’s an understatement. 😉


  7. this is super cute! loved it 🙂


    • Thanks you, Sharmishtha.
      Poor tired butterfly, easily confused!
      If there is a turn in the road and I have 2 choices ( left or right), odds are–I will pick the one that takes me even farther from my desired destination. Now I have a GPS that tells me which way to turn, so things are much better. 🙂


  8. Laura says:

    Lovely! What a cool blog here of beautiful words & pictures. Thanks for the Like on my post… now, to wander around here a bit more… xLaura


  9. Steve says:

    Unless I’m mistaken, a beautiful Variegated Fritillary on an even more lovely flower!


  10. lorellyne says:

    So beautiful !!!


    • Thank you….I am sure there are some fairies hiding in this scene somewhere! Perhaps if I would have looked beneath the cool green leaves, I would have seen them playing.
      (I did look at your blog— I love your beautiful fairy artwork)!


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