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Hollywood Butterfly
by Chip Bergeron

Thursday, May 05, 2011
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Our writers' and poets' group asked us to do something in honor of the late Elizabeth Taylor for a book they are compiling. Here is my effort, though I will admit to not being much of an Elizabeth Taylor fan.


 

HOLLYWOOD BUTTEREFLY

 

Cleopatra

Butterfly

Coleoptera

Bright violet wings

Edged in kohl

Delicate exterior

But incredibly strong

On the inside

To say you flit and flutter

Would be to do you an injustice.

 

You soared unerringly

From one role

To another

From freshest Velvet

To an old decrepit Woolf

And in between

Became an Egyptian queen

Your touch

Seemingly melting

Seemingly infuriating

As your flight path

Took you from character

To character.

 

How many mates

Have you had

Butterfly?

I’ve lost count

A singer, an actor,

A tycoon or two

And even a blue-collar

Every day Joe

All stunned by

The beauty of your wings,

Your flight,

And the intoxicating pheromones

That waft behind

As you fly.

 

And now you are gone

Butterflies don’t live forever

And a new generation

Colorful, provocative,

Is always waiting

To take your place

Everywhere

But in our memories.

 

-May 6, 2011

Chip Bergeron

 

 

 


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Reviewed by Branch Isole 9/8/2011
The analogy is befitting in this piece
Reviewed by Richard King 5/9/2011
Chip, I'm of the opinion that you've done her justice, especially for an admitted "non fan," also a club to which I would admit to being a member. Still, she was beautiful and talented. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/6/2011
Fine tribute, Chip, and i admire in particular
that you were able to rise above 'not being much of
an Elizabeth Taylor fan' to write this so well.
For me, she was outstanding.

John
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/6/2011
Your effort will take top prize in their compilation I am sure. Patrick
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/6/2011
Excellent review of Ms. Taylor, Chip, with just one
missing link. In her youth, there was no one to match
her incredible beauty. -gene.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/6/2011
Beautifully crafted insights into Elizabeth, Chip.
Christine
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/6/2011
I think this is a fine tribute, Chip. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/6/2011
Nice send off even though you said you don't care for her. She once said, "Yes, I have had a lot of men, but unlike others I married all of mine."
Reviewed by Tom Hyland 5/6/2011
CHIP ... DEAR OLD CURMUDGEON:

SUPERB! BEST SYNOPSIS OF HER LIFE THAT I EVER READ!

KEEP ON CURMUDGEONING! TK...
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