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The Butterfly (a poem) by Kitty Ivey

by Kitty Ivey

I have always admired the creatures who can ” wing it” in life. Flight of birds and butterflies are so graceful and free. Matter of fact, long before I lost my mobility with “Progressive MS”, I could have written the “Butterfly Song” and expressed my love of high flight.
There came the day, I realized that I just wasn’t going to ever walk again and move about freely. My walking, is done with assistance of a “walker,” I can only walk short distances, due to my fatigue symptom of MS. When I leave the house, it is the wheelchair, that I use.
Yes, yes and then again yes, you do long to be free. The poem speaks to the feeling.
~ Kitty

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  1. Lakshmi Balu says:

    “Progressive MS”, perhaps I do not understand this, and thanks for showing the butterflies’ life as we humans have no option to fly free. We humans are so lost to the rules of the society and may be that’s why we don’t have the “angel wings”.

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