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A Butterfly's Offering

By Mary K.

I am a butterfly

Know that I like
Flying among colorful flowers
But now, I won’t do like this
I offer to you…My lord.

I am a butterfly,

Know that I like
Using the nectars of flowers
But now, I won’t do
The offering is for you … My everlasting God.


I am a butterfly,

Know that I can be
A pretty lover of nature,
But, I won’t
Everything is for you… My King.

I am a daring butterfly,

I will be able to pass over
All temptations,
I want just not me but others
To see your face
In your eternal garden,
Let me be yours.


Mary K. is a first year student at the Columban Higher Education Center in Myanmar.

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