Nocturnal Butterfly

I be like a moth;
absent of attraction
in a world of avid beauty,
much unlike the butterfly
who skims across the air by day.

When the night arises
I hide beneath a waterfall of shadows
in the hopes that you won’t see me,
and to save every other person
from having to look upon my form.

But maybe I be beautiful
in a way that has been judged unfairly;
matter this does not no more,
for never shall a pair of eyes
fall happily upon myself again.

A time there perhaps was once
when a photo could have been snapped
of me and hung upon your wall of hatred
as to remember me by,
but how could one ever forget
a creature, unloved and hideous?

The answer to this question
is irrelevant as I write these final words.
Farewell sun; hello moon,
I am your servant now,
and as long as judgmental eyes
avoid my features forevermore,
I will remain humbly yours indefinite.

 

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About totalovrdose

I am an online journalist, video game reviewer, mental health advocate and post graduate university student. I am a massive video gaming geek; a lover of intellectual conversations; an award winning procrastinator; a devilishly charming nuisance and the definition of 'fun' (sometimes). My blog is filled with many a soporific love poem, and is simply the beginning in my quest to become a published author. Please stop by and say 'Hi!' (that rhymes!) :D

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Moths are beautiful. To me anyway. When I was a kid, I’d call them mini angels. πŸ˜€ Anyway, this is a nice piece, well done! πŸ™‚

  2. I like the pacing, length, and readability of this piece. I enjoyed the image of a waterfall of shadows. —–Chagall

    • Thank you for the comment! When I wrote ‘waterfall of shadows’, I danced around my room thinking it was the most awesome line ever – yes, I’m pretentious!
      Again, thank you very much for the comment! πŸ˜€

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