About the Poem
Several years ago, my nephew was shot and killed by a friend of his. Two years later, on what would have been his 22nd birthday, his sister was rushed to the hospital with bleeding in the brain. She died a few days later. To make a long story short, there were some mistakes that the doctors made which caused her death. But in my heart they will always be my "Butterfly and Star"!!!!!!
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Butterfly and Star
|by Audrey Davis|
There was a young man, only twenty years of age,
Shot down and killed by a violent rage.
I close my eyes and see your smiling face -
It hurts so much! Are you in a better place?
One sunny day as I sat and thought of you,
A beautiful butterfly appeared out of the blue.
For the longest time it rested right on my hand,
And a peaceful feeling ran through me as if by command.
Then just about the time that I learned to accept God's plan,
Your sister was taken by the mistake of a man.
What was the reason? Was it just fate -
That she left this world to enter heaven's gate?
Just nineteen and had a baby of her own,
Yet it gave us some peace, brother and sister are not alone!
A little boy that loved you asked where you are?
Then he made a wish that God would give you a star!
Brother and sister, my butterfly and star,
I often wonder just where you are;
But every time a butterfly is near, it brings to my eyes a peaceful tear -
And on clear nights, I look to the sky;
The brightest star brings a twinkle to my eye!!!!!!