Butterflies

a poem by Shalet Varghese

I don’t know where they came from,
I wonder whether they existed ever before I met you.
They shake me so violently
That I fear my heart will wither away…

They put my tender heart into tantrums sometimes
They give me absolute joy of innocence,
They remind me that I am alive
They nearly kill me each time they fly.

I pray to you, do not take away these butterflies
For I love them so dearly.

But these butterflies… they do not know that
They are not wanted anywhere except by me!!