Wednesday, January 20, 2010


No words to say,my heart felt cold.
I waited for tears,but nothing flowed.
No feelings to share,no anger to unfold.
I listened as her life story was quietly told.

So young,so sweet,and now she's gone.
What amazing stories she can make is now untold.
So fast to end the life she has known.
And all that was left are her memories for our hearts to hold.

And through the emptiness that fills my soul,
I remember this word that brings so much joy.
And though I know I've used it to make life full,
I wonder now what FOREVER is for.

(In memory of a truly loving person.Beautiful inside and out.Maya...gonna miss you ,cousin.)

(P.S.Posting this again for Gooseberry Garden's Poetry Picnic .It's been a year but I can still sometime feel her presence.)


Shanty_bb said...

June this is really amazing and touching!but im really sorry for your lost!you are really great to express such feelings like this!

Rinka said...

Really Touchy

The Old Geezer said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog
God bless you

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks,Shan!!I appreciate you coming and commenting everytime.Thanks,sweetie.I guess we all have out time.It's just some gets theirs ahead of their time.

June_Butterfly said...

Hi,Rinka!Real nice of you to drop by.I'm glad you find it so.

June_Butterfly said...

Thank you,Sir!I hope you can come and drop by,again.Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

Great poem June Chan!
It really does express people's feeling...once we are stumbled/ lost something i guess the best way is to not look behind us and continue to live our lives happily! Don't trap inside the pain >"<

Have a great day ^ ^

June_Butterfly said...

Sharon,thanks sweetie for always dropping by!

Yeah,i guess you're right.No use looking back on things done.But just use it as strength to help you carry on.^-^

Dolph, the author said...

another nice piece. (:

look forward to read more. (:

cheers, wendy

June_Butterfly said...


Thanks.Kinda having a writer's block right now,but hopefully can write one,soon.

Good day to you!

Silent Poet Klaus said...

And so the butterfly has really grown as a writer, the images and moods you painted by your words on this particular poem are so condensed, it fills the heart with not just sorrow but a profound emotion of loosing and remembering.

June_Butterfly said...

Dear Ronald,

Thanks so much for commenting and following my Blog.Haven't written anything after this,I guess it's about time I do.

Hope you can come and visit,again.Thank you for the inspiration,always!

SK said...

Dear June, how are you ? I hope you'll be always fine, I wish you & family a happy lunar new year ^^
新年おめでとうございます ;)

June_Butterfly said...

Hi,Khuong San!

Thanks for dropping by.Been real busy,but am glad to see you.

Good day to you!And Thank you for the wish!

nothingprofound said...

Tenderly written and expressed! Nothing sadder than to see a fruit fall before its time.

June_Butterfly said...

Thank you so much for taking time to read my work.

Yeah,you're right. So painful to see a life just starting to glow lose it's brightness.

June_Butterfly said...
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C said...

Hello. :)

I want to thank you for the kind and encouraging words that you left on my blog yesterday night (well it was nighttime where I am). :)

I was very busy, and have only found the time to leave this word for you, today. :)

I feel very honored to be someone who inspires you to write. :) Thank you for giving me that privilege. I want you to know that you area always welcome over at my place, and I would be happy to hear from you, often. :)


C said...


I feel your pain in this piece of yours...

But forever....forever is there and here inside us. And you may have lost someone...but she lives on...and into forever.

You just miss her, because your journey here on earth still continues...but now without her.

June_Butterfly said...

Thanks you so much for taking time to view my blog.It was really amazing to have found your blog.Been awhile since i had time to surf blog catalog and i was real glad when i found your blog.

Will be my pleasure to drop by as often as i could.It is a beautiful and warm blog.

And I guess you're right.Sometimes bitterness tends to cloud what's in front of us.Especially when ti's a sudden one.

I will miss her ,a lot.But i have her memories,my family do.And I hope in time we can think of her again with a smile.I hope soon,real soon.

Anonymous said...

you have brought out the very sadness in it...

June_Butterfly said...

Thank you so much for the compliment!

Would be a pleasure to see you here,often.Have a good day!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

June, Lovely poem.
Sorry for your lost.
Here from Jingle.
Join us for the Rally?

Happy Wednesday and Thursday!




Brian Miller said...

wow. i feel it and it hurts...

June_Butterfly said...


Thank you for dropping by!And for the kind words.Feel free to visit ,again.

June_Butterfly said...


I'm glad it touched you.Be safe!

Leslie said...

sad with a bit of hope
love your style
here from Jingle - come join us

ck out

Yousei Hime said...

So many emotions mixed in this, but a lovely poem in the blending. Thank you for sharing this.

Shoeless said...

yay rhymes love them rhyming poet too dont you know yep yep....good work i really liked the first section. :P take care till next time

THE BEATY said...

sad but wonderful poem

June_Butterfly said...


Thank you so much for taking time to read my work.

Have checked Jingle.Seem to be a really nice and fun place.Will sure to visit ,again.

June_Butterfly said...

YouseiHime,thanks for dropping by!

Haven't written anything written anything lately but hope to post a new poem,soon.

Feel free to drop by ,again.

June_Butterfly said...

Dear Shoeless,

Guess I tend to do the rhyming stuff!^-^

Glad you liked it.Looking forward to seeing you,again.

June_Butterfly said...


Thanks for taking time to comment.Btw,I love the HARRY POTTER movies,too!

Avijeet Das said...

A deeply poignant poem...I loved your lines--

" No words to say,my heart felt cold.
I waited for tears,but nothing flowed"

June_Butterfly said...

HI,Avijeet Das!


This is one of my fav!!And i'm glad you liked it.

prashant said...

I enjoyed looking over your blog
God bless you
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June_Butterfly said...

Thank you so much for your nice words.

So glad you liked my works.Have a good day!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Beautiful. The photo is just perfect too.

June_Butterfly said...

Hi,Jessa Irene!

Thanks for dropping by and commenting!

Hope you can visit,again.

Sibel said...

I don't know what to think about this poem? But my brother who past away at a very young age came to my mind when I was reading it.

June_Butterfly said...

I'm sorry to know about your loss.I guess all my emotions att he time gave result to this poem.

I guess wasn't ready to let go,then.

Anonymous said...

A retched yet beautiful word display, truly a bitter delight to read.

Anonymous said...

I feel the sadness in this and the question - 'forever' does seem meaningless in the face of loss, especially of the young. A well-written piece.

Jingle said...

No words to say,my heart felt cold.
I waited for tears,but nothing flowed.
No feelings to share,no anger to unfold.
I listened as her life story was quietly told....

it is indeed a divine piece,
the lose is huge,
feeling numb is natural and your words have demonstrated that emotions perfectly.

Thanks for linking up with potluck,

Teresa said...

This is such a touching poem of loss. Very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

great poem. great blog..

TALON said...

The beauty of life is the souls we connect with. Beautiful poem.

Krislin Neo, Ting (Syracuse Pike) said...

Your poem made me speechless.. It is touching and well, the feeling of doubting is intense..
Anyway, I found you through Monday Potluck, and here are my entires – different feelings for both..
See you around..

ljm (Amias and Liquidplastic) said...

A lost is hard to take no matter how you slice it ... especially when the person is close to you.

signed...bkm said...

this is a great piece and so glad you posted it again...I did not get to read it before and it has so much to say....blessings...bkm

Eric Alder said...

A sentimental piece. Forever is a double-edged sword and can be just as unbearable either way it swings.

Anonymous said...

great poem. bitter sweet. nice job!

Anonymous said...

This is so poignant--gave me the chills. And the image is perfect.

Heather said...

very touching, June.

Shashi said...

Dear June
I believe that the 'Forever' is usually for nothing.. but then sometimes somethings fills the space so much that nothing becomes every thing, forever. I liked this tribute to a loved one so much.. your words took hold of me 'I waited for tears,but nothing flowed'.
Thanks for sharing...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

RiikaInfinityy said...

Beautiful! Love your poem and your site =P Happy Poetry Potluck =3~~~

Anonymous said...

wonderful poem papillon.... :-)

Anonymous said...

I was deeply touched by this work.


JamieDedes said...

This sort of thing is almost impossible to deal with; and, the writing of it can be healing. We hope so. I'm sorry for your loss. I took this to be autobiographical.

Well done in any case. And I do love the photo and also your blog them. Lovely!

Here from potluck. Thanks for your fine contribution. I valued reading it.

Jingle said...

thanks for linking up with potluck.

award/treats for you. smiles.
welcome to poets rally week 33.
let me know if you are ready.

Morning said...

No words to say,my heart felt cold.
I waited for tears,but nothing flowed.
No feelings to share,no anger to unfold.
I listened as her life story was quietly told.

love your profound lines, well done.

William Leed said...

Very nicely done. I also love your blog page and the powerful ocean picture. Beautiful.