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Saturday, 30 March 2019


Once again it is Sunday Muse time with Carrie Van Horn. Thank you for the prompt, Carrie. It is always a challenge to write to order, but far quicker than waiting for inspiration which may never come.

My word, don't the weeks go by quickly?

The Sunday Muse #49

Photo by Isabella Mariana from Pexels

The Painted Lady

Yes, I recognise you ~ you cannot hide from me!
You cannot fool me for another second.
Even though you strive to conceal your markings and change your colouring.
I know you so well. Come out into the open and into reality.
 Talk with me a while!!

Painted Lady Butterfly

Your lips are tightly sealed and muted,
Although those gorgeous eyes betray you, even now.
For I see love welling up behind those large green orbs
As counterpoint to that inner battle, raging deep within you.

Maybe I declared my love too soon,
To challenge and threaten the ownership of your heart.
It's keys are so precious to you and impossible to give away,
Unless you freely give them from deep within your soul.

Yet, I know you love me and wrestle with that loss of freedom.
Just like that elusive painted lady, etched into total adoration,
Your pleading heart commands surrender and full submission,
Eclipsing all objections from your protesting reason.

I will not force the issue further, for I respect your freedom.
I would not accept a love not freely given, and not absolute.

Yet my spirit speaks and shows me a route into your heart,
For it knows the butterfly will fly straight into my life,

Not for one day, but for eternity.

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Let's hope she doesn't keep me in the friend zone for too long . . lol

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Eddie Bluelights
30 March 2019

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  1. I love thos poetic tale of declared love! Well done and lovely Eddie! Always enjoy your humorous banter as well! Thank you for promoting the muse Eddoe!

    1. Thank you Carrie . . . Now, can I have a cup of tea please? . . . Thanks lol

  2. Such a poetic avowal of love for eternity. Very nicely done. I like the painted lady. cheers

    1. Thank you Toni.
      I am much encouaged.
      Looking forward to your Wednesday Muse . . . :)

  3. I almost worried there for a second or three. The speaker was coming on so strong. Thank goodness for the ending stanza... which reminded me that strong love can sound like desperation at times.

    Crossing my fingers for the speaker not getting friend-zoned, lol!

    1. Thanks Magaly. Poor chap was a bit smothering wasn't he? No wonder she ran away . . . lol
      Silly boy should have waited until she came to him . . . then perhaps he might have run away . . . lol

      As for being friend-zoned who knows? lol

  4. Hi Eddie - good to read the comparison and to be reminded strong love can be too strong sometimes. Your painted ladies are just wonderful ... the prompt = too much! Mothering Sunday for us in the UK deserves your ladies ... and mine - cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks Hilary.
      Always great to see you . . . :)

  5. As someone who has been an insect paparazzo for the past several weeks (butterfly & bee season has arrived), I can't help but reading this as if from someone behind the camera, trying for that perfect pic. :)

    1. Thanks Chrissa, and interesting to read about your photography. Busy days for you soon . . nice hobby . . :)

  6. If there is any doubt, best pass.

  7. Butterflies and love..the perfect combination. Love this!

    1. Thank you Susie . . . I had butterflies when I did it, hoping it would work . . :)

  8. What a lovely tale of adoration and hope.... maybe with patience it will work.

    1. haha . . . puely hypothetical of course, but I don't see why it shouldn't work, as you say, with patience. Thank you, Bjorn . . . :)

  9. Haunting words of desire. Eloquently spoken.

    1. Thank you Violet and I have just enjoyed reading your beautiful poem . . . :)

  10. Eddie I love the line "I would not accept a love not freely given, and not absolute." You gave her respect and it will surely get you past the friend zone. Cheers

    1. Thank you, Regina . . . You are all assuming this is real . . lol
      Just a bit of fiction . . . . It must be convincing.
      Cheers, Eddie . . :)

  11. Wow...such passion! Lucky lady. Hope she comes by more than every couple of weeks. ;)

    1. She could make it weekly if she played her cards right. 😂.

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