• Rate this poem
User Review
5 (4 votes)
FavoriteLoadingAdd to favorites

Offending Butterflies

written by: Godfrey Holy


I bleach my bygones with rum and coke
Glue together my cobbled reality
with euphoric despair
Burdens of yesterday I tame with
Generic street names
Mystic wings from magic shrooms
My transport to a makeshift world
Where butterflies never lie.

Emptied of insight, my thoughts
Obsess over a powder hangman and
All his hollows.
Portals he opens in my nostrils
And my descent stretches on
Like a knotted wish speeding towards
My next death, my next flight
To a puffy height
Where butterflies never lie.

In this syringe brews an illicit elixir
My fears soon to be purged
Memories eclipsed, dreams decoded.
I will fade into paper-thin fantasies
And settle on my plight like
A throw pillow on a sunken couch.
Soon I will be foliage, virgin and colorful
Where butterflies never lie.

Little things are hidden from me
By a world uncaring of chaos
By a heart tired of feeling
By a soul sore from searching for
Sanity and redemption.
From a ramshackle reality
Where butterflies never lie.


Copyright 2008.

Godfrey Holy

Godfrey Holy

Godfrey Holy is an aspiring poet. His poems have been published in several anthologies and he's also featured as a guest writer in Ayo Gutierrez's book "Yearnings".
He is currently working on a book which he hopes to release by next summer.
Godfrey Holy

Latest posts by Godfrey Holy (see all)

Read previous post:
Apricot Valley written by Eden Hundsdoerfer at Spillwords.com
Apricot Valley

Apricot Valley written by: Eden Hundsdoerfer   I sat beneath.... my eyes feasted.... scenery of paradise soothed my very soul breathtaking...