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Some Perfect Butterfly


By Helena Yeung, staff reporter


Something beautiful passes by,

fluttered heart, glazing eyes.

Too much judgment in their minds,

to know some perfect butterfly.

Just perfection to the soul,

what makes a person become whole.

You can’t see your beauty as a butterfly,

Your wings are distant from the eyes.

You’re not some perfect butterfly,

You’re too imperfect in your mind.

Can a butterfly see it’s magnificent wings?

Those times you’ve soared,

it meant something.

Find no power to fly so high,

though you’re only just a butterfly.

And in the dark,

can you really see?

Can they really see,

what it means to be free?

Can they really see that fluttering heart,

without knowing who’s falling apart?

And you’re that some perfect butterfly?

With trembling feet, dark sparkling eyes?

What defines me? My little cocoon,

Will I sprout beauty very soon?

And remember, beautiful, it’s not at night,

Where that beauty is anywhere in sight.

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    Lyndsey HempelMay 7, 2015 at 10:25 am

    This poem was really beautiful. I loved how you showed how the butterfly can’t see it’s beauty. It can show how people can sometimes not their beauty on the outside. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. Everyone is beautiful on the inside and out. If someone tells you that you are not beautiful or are ugly or they notice an imperfection on you they are probaly just insecure about something about them self.