A Poet’s Treasury in West Virginia gives you a look into the life of a mountain woman whose love of poetry is unique in style. She brings legend and folklore to life as well as inspiration from her love of poetry. Selections of various poems will warm your heart and soul. Poetry that will leave you with soulful thought into life and the journey it provides in times of adversity or in triumph. Experience stirring accounts of a journey through the world of Chemotherapy and hospitals as she fights the continued battle against breast cancer. Offering imagination into a world of make believe she weaves a magic spell of childhood innocence with her poems.
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Butterflies and Mommies
I saw my mom hold a butterfly;
I don’t remember when or reason why.
As she sat in her garden so sweet;
I heard her voice; as I lay at her feet.
A song so gentle she began to sing;
To the butterfly that had landed on her ring.
Words of love and children’s play;
Mom… sang to the butterfly upon this day.
And as the years so quickly passed;
I learned of Mom’s secret …at last.
She was sending a message up above;
On the wings of the butterfly: a message of love.
I walked in Mom’s garden and to my surprise;
I saw the beauty of a million butterflies.
And as I listened… I thought I heard;
Wings of butterflies; singing Mom’s word.
It was only a dream, but I know in my heart,
I’ll hear again a sweet song…never to part.
I sat in Mom’s garden remembering a child’s play;
I… sang to the butterfly… upon this day.
Devoted companion in the wings of a dove;
Memories so sweet I now often think of.
You were so gentle, loving and kind;
Forever you’ll be in my heart and mind.