Butterfly?

Butterfly?

Epihany

The same stubborn scenario
The same view every night
A silhouette, close to the edge
A moth under the light
The echo of my thoughts
On infinite repeat
A schizophrenic mind field
Of two and a half feet

Turned one hundred and eighty
In a blanketed cocoon
A butterfly to a moth
Under the light of the moon
A stark and palpable silence
An insurmountable rut
Urges, kept at arm’s length
Until my eyes flutter shut

Take me back to my muse
Release me from this storm
From the cold of my creation
The bitter back to the warm
From this tempest in a teapot
 These chilling winds of blame
 The frigid reality each night
The moth back to the flame

An exasperating tug of war
Across a span of diminished hope
There has to be some solace
Near the end of my rope
Nothing that I can do or say
Changes, impervious to gain
The collateral damage is done
A consequence to the pain

So many months, eaten away
The thin fabric of a ruse
Resentful of my own creation
 A moth disguised as a muse
Rose-coloured tunnel vision?
Wishful thinking all along?

For the sanity of lost time
It would help if I was wrong

Take me back to my muse
Release me from this regret
From the pall of uncertainty
That hangs over me yet
From the now back to the then
The difference of day to night
To open arms and an open mind
To a butterfly, in a better light

Communicate

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Communicate

Communication is in the delivery
Interpretation, in how you are heard
Talk is free but can have a steep cost
Be careful with how you spend a word

Try to contain your emotional intensity
Until your feelings align with what is real
Speak to be heard, but never to hurt
Speak to impart, to sooth and to heal

Nothing good to say, say nothing at all
Negative energy can exact a toll
Fear and regret are daggers to the heart
While positivity rolls through the soul

To disagree is healthy and a means to an end
It’s all in the way we debate or discuss
Talk without the urge to accuse or deny
And you will find the perspective in each of us

Consider all of the possible consequences
In electing what you say and what you do
Never take away a person’s dignity
It’s everything to them and nothing to you

Stronger, when we decide to listen
And happier, when we choose to share
Positivity rolls through the soul
And communication takes us there

Communication is about a connection
Being positive and looking straight ahead
Happiness comes from caring and sharing
Unhappiness, often, from words left unsaid

When you love enough to express your pleasure
When you trust enough to share your pain
You reduce the risk of everything to lose
And enhance the chance of everything to gain

Closeness and understanding will grow
As positivity rolls through your soul
Negativity digs deep into your being
And communication can fill that hole

Communicating brings two lives together
We give all that we have and discuss the have-nots
Comfort in knowing how to measure your words
Closeness in being able to weigh your thoughts

A relationship is very much a living entity
With a mind of its own, an eye, and an ear
A pulse, a blood stream, and a beating heart
We breathe life into love when we talk and we hear

Because positivity rolls through your soul
It keeps love healthy, and growing each day
Nothing says more than yes, and absolutely
It is everything to hear it and so easy to say

 

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