A warm summer breeze blew you into our lives;
we knew not from whence you came.
Your flight was delicate - your colors vibrant!
You entertained us with your smile and dance - the dance of life!
Flitting hither and yon, free and without care; now with broken wing.
But 'twas not the season for healing. The darkness came and took
you away from us, and we beheld your face no more.
'Twas a warm summer breeze that brought you to us;
'twas a cold winter chill that took you away.
And so we long once more for the summertime; in the paradise
of God will we see you again! The darkness will nevermore take
you from our side. We will delight in your presence. We will sing
together the songs of Jah. We will bask in the glorious light of life,
and forever enjoy our society of friendship and good times.
Until then, sweet butterfly, you will rest. You are gone, if but
for a moment, but you are not forgotten. You made our lives brighter,
better. You taught us how to live and how to love.
So, until we meet again, we bid you adieu, dear butterfly, sweet adieu.