Today I Saw A Butterfly
By Tammy C. Smith
An Animal Rights Poem from All-Creatures.org

All of God's creatures have rights, a fact that most people don't seem to recognize. This includes both human and non-human animals, but not all of them can speak for themselves.

Today I Saw A Butterfly
By Tammy C. Smith

Today I saw a butterfly 
in flowers, fleeting softly by

On wings of soft and gentle flight;
I dare to dream someday I might

Know the magic of this gift, 
feel the breeze beneath me lift

Up into the flowers' field, 
the beauty of Godís earth revealed.

I shall see amazing grace, 
a true reflection of His Face.

The warmth of sun will brightly shine 
and lead the way until my time

Of flight has ended, now long gone, 
back to earth and home sweet home;

And afterward the very sight 
of the magic of winged flight,

My mind will soar and heart recall 
that all creatures great and small

From the very largest beast 
to a butterfly of least,

Each was made with Godís great love: 
to walk and swim and fly above.

The human heart and soul and mind, 
in their beauty shall we find

Strength within ourselves to be 
respectful of all who breathe.

Today I saw a butterfly 
in flowers, fleeting softly by.


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