I want to live in a world

Where dinosaurs roam free

Beasts of ancient days

Rabbits hopping in the shade of them

Monkeys playfully on the tail of them

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I want to live in a world

Where butterflies roam free

Twice the size of dinosaurs

Landing on the nose of them

Tickling through to the toes of them

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I want to live in a world

Where dinosaurs dream free

Of whales outside of the ocean

Swimming the skies above them

Blowing bubbles to show they love them

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I want to live in a world

Where butterflies dream free

Of you and of me

Whispering the stories of all of us

From the noses to the toes of us

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I want to live in a world

Where love is always the answer

No matter the worried question

Where the wild wonder of us becomes we

And makes a home, in the very heart of me

****

ellie894 December 4, 2020

Photographs taken in Mineral Wells, Texas in September 2019.

84 thoughts on “in a world…

  1. I am so picturing a T-rex right now gazing down his nose in cross-eyed confusion at the butterfly — which is the size of a whale but weighs about as much as a flower — lands on his nose and blocks out the sun. I love this poem! I love the photos too. β™₯.

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  2. I think I’d like to live in that world too!πŸ˜πŸ¦–πŸ³πŸ¦•πŸ¦‹
    The lizard has the same look I’ve seen Sven’s face🀣🀣🀣
    Fun poem and beautiful photos!πŸ€—πŸ₯°πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸŒ βœ¨πŸ’«

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    1. Wouldn’t it be delightful?! πŸ₯°πŸ¦•πŸ³πŸ¦‹
      The lizard was a little tiny thing and barely noticeable on that rock.
      No doubt, he and Sven would get along just fine, each in their corners. πŸ‰πŸ˜„
      Mineral Wells is a small town with a lot of beauty nearby! Thanks! βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ’ž

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    1. Whimsy, I love that word! Sometimes it’s quite a nice thing to give in to it and let your thoughts visit those places. Doing well and fine and keeping on, thank you. 😊 I hope you and yours are doing well also. Take good care, Liz! πŸ€—

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  3. OH DEAR SUZANNE!!!! It’s a WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL thing when I visit and You’ve posted! I laughed at the title because I can’t see the words “In a world…” without hearing that very dramatically said in commercials when referring to a movie! And….AHHHHH. This poem is vitamins and sunshine and all things beautiful and YES, please!!! I’m coming along. Me too! Thank You for all the joy You just gifted! It’s A LOT!!! I’m sending You the hugest hugs imaginable, so much Love and every joyous emoji that ever even thought about being made!!! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️!!!!!!!

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    1. DEAR DEAR KATY!!! YOU, are the vitamins and sunshine of which you speak! How you always but always bring me a smile that fills my heart with all good things and hope. So much hope…thank you dearly. Oh my gosh! I can Hear that commercial voice in my head. I know exactly which one you mean! β€œIn a World…” πŸ˜‚. Who is that guy??? And how does he Know so much??? πŸ˜‚. Huge Hugs and all emojis of Joy sent back to You, even those yet unknown. Confession, that is my absolute favorite part of tech updates…. ooh, what new emojis are there going to be?
      πŸ˜‚. Although I freely admit I don’t even understand most of them. I used to boggle at emojis. – I can’t send That to someone, I don’t even know what it means! πŸ˜‚. Now I just chill and enjoy them. So…Huge Hugs and Happy Emojis, Sweet Katy!!! β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ€—

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      1. You sweet, sweet Lady!!! I am sitting here laughing so hard! Joy gifter!!! I KNOW how that movie voice man knows so much: he’s made a trillion zillion quadrodillion dollars doing those voice overs for every blockbuster film ever made so he’s had all the information of all time transplated into his brain!!! It only cost him 5 trillion, but that’s peanuts to him!!! That’s how he knows!!! 🀣 I love Your emoji fascination and confession. I take it to heart and cherish it. And in the spirit of that, I send You: πŸ€“πŸ₯ΈπŸ€―πŸ‘ΉπŸ€–πŸ‘½πŸ˜ΉπŸ«πŸ‘€πŸ¦ΈπŸΌπŸ™†πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ¦ΊπŸ¦₯πŸšπŸŒ•πŸ₯¨πŸ₯„πŸŽ±!!! That last one if a magic 8 ball. It can tell Your future….but only sees Love and complete serenity around every corner!!! Sending You huge hugs! And I’ve been crazy busy today and am doing my blogging at night with my glass of wine, which is likely not a great idea! 🀣 But I have to tell You, beautiful Isabelle (from Isabelle’s Thoughts) and I have become dear friends and skype once a month. She mentioned once that Y’all email and was talking about sometime in the future, post coronavirus, coming to the states to see me, You, and a dear friend she has in California. I told her if she flies into here she can stay with me and then if You’re okay with it; I’ll drive her to see You and perhaps the 3 of us could visit…then I’d skidaddle so Y’all could have time. This was all fantasy of course, but fantasy I’d be fine with! So if it ever does come to pass that Isabelle makes it to the states to do a bit of a coast to coast treks….wouldn’t that be fun? NO WORRIES if it sounds like absolute HELL to You! πŸ˜‚ But….we were laughing and smiling as we planned! Ok. I’m going! Lots of sites to visit!!! Sending You HUGE hugs!!! πŸ€—β€οΈπŸ˜Š

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      2. Good morning Dear Katy! It’s Tuesday in Texas! I confess your sweet wonderful message has been on my mind! Please forgive my ever so late response. πŸ™ŠπŸ™ƒπŸ€ͺIt has cheered me and brought me great joy to think of it. What a delightful trip and travel and journey to look forward to! Of course it would be AMAZING to see both You and Isabelle! I imagine great giggles and loads of stories beyond beyond fun. Thank you Both for thinking of me. It is fun and magical to imagine what could be, what wonderful joy could be..it’s gift πŸ’. And to write over a glass of wine makes perfect sense to me! There you are at the end of day with a glass of wine and writing a note for me. It’s as though I’m there too. I really should try it myself! You are a joy, Katy, a keep the spirit of Christmas all year round JOY πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ’– Huge Hugs and much love to You, always β€οΈπŸ€—β€οΈ!!!!

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      3. AWWWW!!! Hey beautiful Suzanne!!! Good Morning on a Tuesday morning in Georgia!!! No worries AT ALL about time!!! You are perfect! And YAY!!! It was just a fun discussion but I TRULY hope, after all this mess is over, that Isabelle makes it to the states and this happens! Smiling SOOOO very big that it sounds like fun to You as well!!! It would be just wonderful! Yay!!! YOU are a joy, sweet Suzanne!!! I hope You and Yours have a MOST WONDERFUL Christmas!!! Sending HUGE hugs, Love always as well, and a lovely glass of wine Your way! Cheers!!! πŸ€—πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸŽ‰πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ¦†!!!

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      4. Thank you Sweet Katy!!! Merriest of Christmases to You and Yours!! Huge Happy Hugs!! Cheers and love! πŸ₯‚πŸŽΆπŸŽ„πŸ¦‹πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈπŸ’«πŸ¦†πŸ‰πŸ„πŸ’πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ€—

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  4. Count me in. I so dream of living in such a world. Imagining your words has made me to dream tonight about it. Thank you for sharing.
    Merry Christmas Suzanne !
    Hope you enjoyed and had a lot of cookies. πŸ˜€

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  5. Years ago, while stationed in North Africa, I watched a beautiful movie called Butterflies are Free. I’d lie if I tell you how it went. I just remember how it made me feel. Your poem made me feel the same way. Thanks for posting.

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    1. It’s rather a beautiful thing when a detail escapes us but the wonder and feeling of a time or place remain long after. I’m moved by your very thoughtful comment. Thank you, Dan.
      Take good care,
      Suzanne 😊

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  6. 14:20
    What a wonderful world you paint! I want to live there, too!
    Hm, I did, for awhile, live somewhere similar (if we squint!) – on a hill in the south east corner of London called Crystal Palace – so called because the park (I think that in victorian times it was known as Penge Park – which would make sense due to its location, though I have only ever known it as Crystal Palace Park) there was the eventual site of the glass and iron Great Exhibition hall of 1851. The hall is no longer there as it burned down in 1936. But there are still dinosaurs there! They are great statues that were exhibited there in 1856 and remain to this day. They are situated imaginatively among the boating lakes and the overgrown islands therein.

    If you were ever to visit London I would wholly recommend Crystal Palace as a magical destination on several levels and certainly far more memorable than, say, London Dungeons or Madame Tussauds, which are always touted as tourist ‘must-sees’.

    A lovely piece as usual. Thank you! x

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crystal_Palace_Park

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    1. 8:42 pm
      Crystal Palace and dinosaurs! How marvelous and magical it must be. I am smiling just to think of such a place and to think that you really did live there…

      I enjoyed exploring the link very much, thank you. If ever I get to London I look forward to visiting the dinosaurs in their natural habitat. πŸ™‚

      Your thoughts brought to mind a place that used to be here. I saw a picture postcard once of the building all made of glass. It was a fresh fruit market the postcard said. It was gone long before I got here. But, I have thought of it often and how the cheerful colors and lovely scents must have filled the space to over brimming. Why don’t we build places like that again. Crystal Palaces for dinosaurs – Thank you, Nick.
      Suzanne x

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