Broken wings



like a little butterfly

with faded, broken wings

in its armored shell

waiting for the light of day

innocence in time was lost

scattered in the wind of storm

with bleeding hearts we smile

while everything turns to dust

and in the depths a melody

sprinkled on a thousand hills

as time slowly creeks by


©AvdL 2011

36 Responses to “Broken wings”

  1. Have a good weekend, my friend. And keep dry!

  2. have a safe weekend xox

  3. Brilliantly written.

  4. Have a great and safe weekend..

    Someone is Special

  5. This is that style that is uniquely yours, Red…I love it. Well done! 🙂

  6. Tons of emotion in this one, Mandie.. Hope the rains/floods are slowing down…
    Butterflies can make even a storm look so beautiful..can’t they? Your poem evoked a tad bit of sadness from me… the depth in it is amazing! Like only you can manage, sweetie!

    I hope all’s well with you…
    Lots of love from the Big Apple!

  7. Dear Amanda, what is the status in your land? Has the rain stopped? I was touched by your butterflies being pelted by rain, your words of endurance through troubled times, and the video of horror playing out in shades of gray, black, and scarlet. My heart goes out to you. The storm will pass and the sunlight will shine again. Prayers are going up for you all over the globe and here in my home. Be still and wait for blessings to come… xxoo

    • Thanks so much my dearest Carol…the rain has stopped now, the true devastation is coming to light more and more. It will take a very long time for things to get back to normal but everyone is just unbelievable…standing together in times of need…it brings tears to my eyes all of the time. Thanks for your thoughts…it means so much my friend. Lots of love to you and yours oxoxox

  8. wow.. thats a lovely poem there…
    i hope they never break their wings and keep spreading colours everywhere..
    here from Jingle’s Rally.. You can find my poem at

  9. while everything turns to dust

    and in the depths a melody

    sprinkled on a thousand hills -just fabulous, you’re singing to my soul here!

  10. Very well written.. xox

  11. Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Dylan Thomas

    This is my attitude towards the passage of time…wonderful write my friend.

  12. wow.
    love the imagery and your words are divine.
    keep rocking,
    Glad to see you here and smile again.


  13. such is the downfall of innocence is its fragile structure, easily broken and corrupted. But how beautiful and pure it is for a time. Nicely written piece, bravo!

  14. Helpless sadness– I sing your song for Brazil too. Be safe and look to your inner sun, which I know shines brightly.

  15. splendid and sad.

    have a beautiful weekend amanda.

  16. NotATameLion Says:

    as time creeks by…

    I love this poem. It rings true to a time when I was overcome by loss. Perhaps the most horrible truth about humanity is that broken hearts do someday heal.

    Thanks for sharing this poem.

  17. Love the poem… and the music. 😉

  18. This is so significant in light of what you have been experiencing in down there. I hope things are better. Difficulty does inspire powerful poetry. Victoria

  19. I gave into her flight, only for awhile.
    Then I had to let her go.
    Her metamorphosis was wretched.
    Until I saw her in HER light.
    Then it was too late, I couldn’t catch it.

  20. I really liked the lines “with bleeding hearts we smile / while everything turns to dust” Very beautiful and such an inspirational piece.

  21. lifeinarecipe Says:

    Gentle words that are very powerful…like the beauty in one raindrop and the devastation that results when trillions collide. I am glad to see that you are safe and dry to be able to express your experience with your artistic words. Take care!

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    Peace be with you!

  23. ladynimue Says:

    so touching .. very moving lines ..

  24. “captured in the storm” Sigh – Well done …

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