If I were a butterfly, I could flap my wings, and fly from flower to flower... Hour... upon hour ... upon hour.
But if I were a butterfly, I wouldn’t fly too high, for I could get caught in the wind currents high in the sky. And I wouldn’t fly over the ocean, for I’d never be able to rest. If I sat in the water ... my wings would get wet.
But oh, how wondrous it would be, to fly from flower to flower, Hour ... upon hour ... upon hour.
But if I were a butterfly, I couldn’t hop or skip or jump. I couldn’t eat homemade soup or potato pancakes with sour cream for my lunch. I couldn’t sit in an easy chair by a log fire. Or crawl into a warm bed when I want to retire.
BUT, IF I WERE A BUTTERFLY, I COULD FLY... from flower to flower? Hour ... upon hour ... upon hour?
But I couldn’t drink, or think ... or talk with my friends. Or hold hands, and walk in the park, Or stay up all night and sit in the dark. I couldn’t sing or dance or play Or dream about a better day. I couldn’t hope ... or care, or want, or dare
BUT I COULD FLY!! ... YES, I COULD FLY! AND I COULD FLY FROM FLOWER TO FLOWER. YES, AND I COULD FLY FROM FLOWER TO FLOWER HOUR ... UPON HOUR ... UPON HOUR.
YES, YES!! I could fly from flower to flower, hour ... upon hour... upon hour!! upon hour ... upon hour ... upon hour???
I COULD FLY... I COULD FLY!!
And then end up on the side of a road to die? Or in a collector’s net? ... or pressed between the pages of a book? Or under a microscope for someone to take a look?
I’d be so lovely, and so free Everyone would want to get a hold of me.
Yes, if I were a butterfly, I could fly But I couldn’t sigh or cry ... or even tell a lie.
If I were a butterfly, could a falling raindrop break my neck?
Books by Richard Edward Noble. Click on covers below for more info and purchasing instructions.
Classic Tragic Novel
Bloggin' Be My Life
"Bloggin' be My Life" contains a selection of some of my more popular Hobo Philosopher blogs.If you enjoy reading this blog, you should love Bloggin' Be My Life.
It's All About Love
It's All About Love is ... all about love. This is the 2nd book of poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford off Arlington. Every poem in this book comes with a prose introduction. If you enjoy poetry this is a simple choice. Have fun!
A Little Something
Traditional poetry from The Bard From Chelmsford Off Arlington with some poignant prose introductions. If you enjoy any type of poetry, you will enjoy this volume. Thanks.
Bits and Pieces
The Hobo Philosopher - My first book using the Hobo Philosopher brand. Featuring a variety of writing styles and ideas. Look for the Thoughtful Hobo on the cover.
A Baker's Dozen
The Hobo Philosopher: My Second book of Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction and Short Stories. All varieties of short stories - lots of laughs!
Cat Point - and Them Dang Oyster People
Cat Point is the sequel to "The Eastpointer." Both books contain humorous tales about life in a fishing community on the Florida Panhandle. Lots of laughs.
Won 1st Place award for humor in 2007 from Florida Press Association. More wit, wisdom and humor from the yet to be world famous author, R.E. Noble
A Summer with Charlie - Lawrence
Fiction - Salisbury Beach, Lawrence, Mass. Featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine July /Aug. issue 2010
Travel, Humor, Commentary on migrant farm work and illegal immigration still very pertinent today.
"Just Hangin' Out Ma"
Thank God for the Street Corners of Lawrence, Mass. Anecdotes and humorous escapades about growing up in an industrial mill town in the 40s,50s and 60s.
This is the sequel to "Just Hangin' Out, Ma"
That Old Gang of Mine
This is # 3 in my Lawrence Hometown series. The series is about growing up in the 40's, 50's and 60's in an industrial mill town. Sorta like a Huck Finn goes to vist Uncle Ralph, the bus driver, who lives in a big, rundown city. Lots of fun.
Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother
Classic tragic novel written from child's perspective. Deals with abuse, poverty, unemployment. Pulls no punches.
Noble Notes on Famous Folks
Humorous, satirical notes on everybody from Constantine to Bill Clinton. Inspiration: Willy Cuppy.
America on Strike
History - documented survey of labor strikes in America
Mein Kampf - An Analysis of Book One
Who are the American Nazis - the Liberals or the Conservatives?
MY NAME IS RICHARD EDWARD NOBLE. I AM A FREELANCE WRITER AND I HAVE PUBLISHED 12 BOOKS:"THE EASTPOINTER" - SELECTIONS FROM AWARD WINNING NEWSPAPER COLUMN - "A LITTLE SOMETHING" - POETRY WITH PROSE -"HONOR THY FATHER AND THY MOTHER" - A NOVEL ABOUT GROWING UP IN THE NEW ENGLAND MILL TOWN OF LAWRENCE, MASS, "HOBO-ING AMERICA" - A WORKINGMAN'S TOUR OF THE U.S.A. - "A SUMMER WITH CHARLIE" - THE STORY OF A YOUNG SAILOR'S LAST DAYS AT SALISBURY BEACH, "NOBLE NOTES ON FAMOUS FOLKS" - HUMOROUS ANECDOTES ON FAMOUS FOLKS IN HISTORY,
"AMERICA ON STRIKE" HISTORY BOOK - A SURVEY OF LABOR STRIKES IN AMERICA; "A BAKER'S DOZEN" A BOOK OF HUMOROUS SHORT STORIES; "JUST HANGIN' OUT, MA" - GROWING UP IN THE 40'S, 50'S AND 60'S IN LAWRENCE, MY HOMETOWN, "TENEMENT DWELLERS" - SEQUEL TO JUST HANGIN OUT, MA; MEIN KAMPF - ANALYSIS OF BOOK ONE - HISTORY. CAT POINT - AND THEM DANG OYSTER PEOPLE - SEQUEL TO THE EASTPOINTER
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