Finally free to fly again.
Far from the troubles and sadness.
This world had been for too long.
You are with me…
Day by day.
Your presence stronger than ever.
Your touch, always within reach.
As you flit among the flowers and the trees.
Sharing your beauty.
A miracle of grace and rebirth.
No longer sadness, only joy and release.
As the spring becomes the summer.
May you bask in the warmth you loved so much.
Skim the lake, savor the scents, seeing clearly.
And being all that you were, once again.
Up in the blue, blue skies.
And in my heart.
Forever and unchanged.
You shall remain.
Dedicated to my mother:
Helen Ruth Hartman, who passed on in May 2007.
‘Butterfly’-poem © Geraldine H. Hartman 2008
Monarch butterfly photo © Caroline Brown