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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Memory (07/10/08)

TITLE: Butterfly
By David Morey
07/16/08


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In memory of Martha Anne,
a darling little ballerina who
was as beautiful as a butterfly.
She danced for eleven years
and then she flew.

Ballerina butterfly
Did dart and dance
And flit and fly
And arabesque
And échappé [ay-sha-PAY]
And pirouette
And grand fouetté [fweh-TAY]
And danced upon the stage
Of our acclaim

And how she graced the stage

Delightful little butterfly
Did leap and swirl
And soar so high
And live and love
And laugh and play
And hold our hearts
And graced the days
She lived upon the stage
Of measured days

Oh, but how she graced the days

Dear fallen little butterfly
Our hearts will break
And eyes will cry
And faith will pause
And wonder why
And wonder why
And we must pray
And find the strength
To say goodbye

And plead for strength
To say goodbye

Angelic, dancing butterfly
Did slip the earthly bonds
To fly, to fly
And arabesque
And échappé
And pirouette
And grand fouetté
And dance upon the
Heavenly stage
Of God’s acclaim

And grace His stage
Through endless days
Of eternity

Goodbye, Martha Anne


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Jason Swiney07/17/08
"She lived upon the stage / Of measured days" - These great lines are so very true for all of us, but it seems Martha Anne used her brief time enjoying life. Very vivid & emotional, well done.
Sunny Loomis 07/17/08
Sad and beautiful. Martha Anne knew the joy of life and how to express it. I can picture her on stage. Thank you.
Betsy Markman07/17/08
Lovely, touching, bittersweet. Thank you for sharing.
Cathy Kane07/17/08
Touching. Poignant. Beautiful. Loved it.
Gerald Shuler 07/23/08
The poetic flow and feel is wonderful in your entry.
Deborah Cooke07/24/08
Wonderful, woven together tenderly and beautifully. Thank you
Benjamin Graber07/24/08
Wow... This is so beautiful, and sad, too... This is a wonderful, bittersweet poem...
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/24/08
Wow...and Congratulations
Arlene Showalter 07/24/08
faith will pause and wonder why...
my favorite part of this poem. Any of us who have been on the road of life for some time have had that experience, so this poem can reach any audience, not just loss of child. Faith can pause at any loss. God bless you for ministering to my heart w/ this writing.
Debbie OConnor07/24/08
Congratulations, David. This was a beautiful tribute, wonderful to read, touching...great job.
Loren T. Lowery07/24/08
Beautiful and so deserving of it's placement in the challenge. Congratulatons!
Ellen Dodson07/24/08
You bring 3 beautiful images--Martha Anne, butterfly, and dancing--together in such an enchanting way. You poetry people amaze me!!! Beautifully done. Congrats on your first place!!!!
Kristen Hester07/24/08
Beautiful! Congratulations!
Chely Roach07/24/08
This was exquisite...tender and sad, but absolutely lovely. Congratulations on your well deserved win.
Sharlyn Guthrie10/26/08
I missed this when it was first posted. It's absolutely breathtaking.