White Butterfly

I had never seen or felt something so serene
The wind caressing me softly through my hair
I had never been so at ease feeling inner peace
As the sound of nature filled the mountain air

It was supposed to be a simple visit to a temple
Nestled between the canyons amid the greenery
Never before I had seen so much beauty and lore
My heart still smiles when remembering the scenery

It was after sitting in the temple in quiet reverence
That we walked the grounds enjoying the silence
And when my sons curiously rang the peace bell
It was as if the resonance seemed to bring balance

I stood there listening to the echo reverberating
It had this kind of spiritual significance
Because then a tiny white butterfly flew by me
With extraordinary magnificence

I’ll never forget my visit to the temple
The white butterfly seems like a reverie
It was a brief but beautiful encounter
Forever imprinted in my memory
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