To be a Butterfly, a poem by Robert A. Sieczkiewicz

To be a ButterflyLa Scapigliata, Leonardo da Vinci (c.1508)

To be a Butterfly

She’s imprisoned by another’s decree
Not ever given the right to be free
To love one with passion as she would choose
At will, that special one, her heart to loose

Her every motion, now to be controlled
Even with her beauty, fully extolled
Her virtues placed upon the mantelpiece
No ladder to provide for her release

To say to another, she does belong
A horrid claim, is totally wrong
Is to imply another’s property
As is to stone her for adultery

It is best to secure her with your heart
If not, without revenge let her depart

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