swimming in the sunlight, i will always fly back to you by ShadowDancer

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there is a luxury in knowing
that someone out there
understands why i still reach
for those broken dreams
that were just out of my reach

and the whimsical way my
fairy heart wants to take flight
and you really get it
you see me
past rings of years of famines
in my heart and abundance of desires
past where my roots have been
growing and just… waiting

you see the me i have not yet become,
the me i can be,
and perhaps, you see it more clearly than i

and the fact that you
really see me
means you own the net
that will catch my butterfly soul
and set my fragile wings free

to fly where i should be
to believe i can reach the sun
and drift like a leaf through the forest
to rest on the glow of the moon

and because you see me
i will always come back
to rest on your shoulder

I am a dreamer, artist, and mother. I dance in the rain, spend too much time reading books, and live for my family. I am a gypsy, poet, musician, and artist. But most of all, I am a butterfly fairy. Come dream with me.

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  • icesrun
    icesrunalmost 4 years ago

    Good capture!!

  • thanks so much!

    – ShadowDancer

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful poem and image…you own the net that will catch my butterfly soul..magic hon;)

  • aww, thanks so much hon.. so happy to see you today, lifted my spirits.. i’m a bit behind on here. (((hugs)))

    – ShadowDancer

  • JLSeagull
    JLSeagullalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning image and words. xoxo

  • thank you cassidy.

    – ShadowDancer

  • wildwomenlove
    wildwomenlovealmost 4 years ago

    this is just beautiful pj…x

  • thank you so much hon… kisses to u

    – ShadowDancer

  • kerrlee1
    kerrlee1almost 4 years ago

    Nice work! Great words!

  • thank you so much!

    – ShadowDancer

  • markgb
    markgbalmost 4 years ago

    WOW! What a combination of verse, image and title!

  • mark, i really appreciate your comment.. filled me with joy. thank you.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Peter Maeck
    Peter Maeckalmost 4 years ago

    Perfect evocation of lying on one’s back, afloat on a summer pond, as the sun alternately glints then tucks back behind a leaf cluster. As physical and sensual a picture as it is an aesthetically pleasing one.

  • why is it when dreaming we always look up? i often wondered this.. maybe because the sky is the perfect symbol for the vastness of possibilities and life.. anyway.. yes.. lying on your back, dreaming of life and love, what you have and what you want.. so glad u liked it.

    – ShadowDancer

  • Ingz
    Ingzalmost 4 years ago

    stunning and beautiful with such lovely words too xxx

  • thanks so much sweet one.. xxx

    – ShadowDancer

  • Sherri     Nicholas
    Sherri Nic...almost 4 years ago

    Dear PattiJo…awesome picture…so beautiful and of course your writing is always wonderful!!!!! happy hugss my sweet friend..Sherri:):)

  • sherri, somehow your comments always bring a smile to my face, thank you for that gift. xx

    – ShadowDancer

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