Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Butterfly or Bee?

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. ~ Muhammad Ali

Float like a butterfly

Intricate patterns

a stained-glass window

 bright and bold colors

yellows, blues, purples

reds, oranges and blacks

truly nature’s collage.

Each wing a mirror image

symmetry no man can match

immaculately reproduced

exactly perfect each time,

fluttering by with class

light, airy and dainty

a gentle breeze that stirs the air

each fragrant blossom floats

barely noticed, blatantly beautiful

the miraculous butterfly.


  sting like a bee

She lives her Stepford-wife life

putting on quite the facade

to make herself look better

than all the rest. She reels

in those five-inch heels like

she’s the queen of the world,

the best. Chilling eyes ski down

a deep steep nose as if you

were a wee little bee. To tell

you the truth, that’s what I’d

like to be-- a bee buzzing around

her fake cake face, fancy hair

scaring her half to death

stinging her just right there!

@laurie Kolp

Prompt inspiration: Carry On Tuesday


Linda H. said...

both very nice

Jules said...

WOW! Very nice and powerful.

nara malone said...

The first was as beautiful and colorful as a butterfly. The second...really love that one. I wish I was a bee too.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks... sometimes I want to be a bee, but most of the time I'd rather be a butterfly.

Unknown said...

From beautiful to funny... LOL, love it!

Jingle said...

what fun word play.
love it.


Anonymous said...

The butterfly is amazing and ethereal ~~ and the bee is quite "sharp!" bzzzz!!

Anonymous said...

Two good contrasting pieces. I liek it when that happens from a prompt.

I love 'Stepford-wife life'. Great fun to say aloud.

Mike Patrick said...

Laure, the butterfly description is poetically beautiful. I really like it. The bee is the wish that lives within us; to give a snob the comeuppance they so richly deserve.

Anonymous said...

By far my favourite is the butterfly poem. So graceful, as if the words are caught up on gentle breeze. Very pretty poem.