Tuesday, February 8, 2011

If I Could Fly

Update: This piece went on to be published in Somerset Studios Gallery magazine, Summer 2012. It's on page 112. The words are:

Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.

I said, I’d love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.

But I have not your graceful charm
I haven’t wings, just these two arms.
I’ve been designed to walk around
My human feet must touch the ground.

Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.

He said, What I’d love most to do
Is walk upon God’s Earth with you
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.

I’d love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground
But I have not two legs that swing
I haven’t arms, just these two wings.

And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise
For we’d both seen God’s precious gifts
Through someones else’s eyes.


  1. LOve this post--the art and the poem--love it!!

  2. I love this! Its beautiful! I wanted to take that class with Misty but couldn't get in! I love your color palette and poem. There is so much depth to this piece. . . .

  3. Beautiful Karen...in so many ways!

  4. Found your blog after friending you via a recommendation on Facebook. Nice to meet you. I'm loving your faces, and would love to see you visit my blog to see mine :)