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Eating Butterflies

June 26, 2011
By RodyRA BRONZE, Randolph, Massachusetts
RodyRA BRONZE, Randolph, Massachusetts
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I look at her and she looks back at me

As innocent as a simple glance could be
She does not know me nor do I know her

But being acquainted is something I would prefer
Because I am eating butterflies

It is the first time I feasted on butterflies

My first serving was served after I looked into her eyes
Instead of biting, I swallowed them alive

And felt them fluttering around inside
Because I like feasting on butterflies

Feeling compelled I approach her and say “Hi”

But with each step I begin to get awfully shy
Seeing her smile directly at I

Is when the waiter gave me
My second serving of butterflies

I attempt to introduce myself very causally

But unfortunately there was another butterfly casualty
She laughs and smiles again, but this time awkwardly

My stomach plummets, oh so awfully
Because it is now very full of with wild butterflies

Now feeling as if this was a mistake

Feeling as if this was an illusion, and I being out of place
I looking at the floor, she doing the same

All we know about each other, is each other’s name
The tension whispers sweet nothings into the air

She is now looking around, playing with her hair
I frantically think of something to say

Hopeless, I began to walk away
To find more butterflies to dine on today

As I began to take steps away from my dream

I then hear her voice
“Wait” she says as the butterflies pull at my heart

She begins to explain as she catches up
That she was nervous and did not know what to say

Because her mouth was full of Butterflies

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This article has 2 comments.

on Jul. 8 2011 at 2:41 am
MayhemMadness, Lakeland, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
" Your not ready to live, If your not ready to die."

I love it. This should be in the magazine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wish i could write like that . No joke.

on Jul. 8 2011 at 12:00 am
tarynpie BRONZE, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Very creative and fun to read!