If butterflies could they’d kill us all

If butterflies could, they’d kill us all.
They might look pretty but deep down they’re quite cruel.
Their beautiful gossamer delicate wings
Hide a bitterness lurking down deep within
It’s just a good job that their brains are so small.
If butterflies could, they’d kill us all.

They prance and float and flutter and flitter
But deep down inside they’re incredibly bitter.
They move with such grace and their ever so pretty,
They’re terribly right wing, it is such a great pity
If you trust them for a second then you’re something of a fool
If butterflies could, they’d kill us all.

They like to lick dew from the petals of a flower
If you look at their face it’s a mean nasty flower
They look so serene yet they’re actually quite arsey
And one I saw yesterday was a self confessed Nazi
Just listen to me and heed my call,
If butterflies could, they’d kill us all.

Beauty ensconced in nature sublime
The average butterfly lives a life of crime
If they were human they’d all be doing time
I don’t trust them an inch and that’s why I’m
Wondering how they can demonstrate such gall
If butterflies could, they’d kill us all.

They symbolise peace but each ones a jerk
A fiend and a liar and a nasty piece of work
They float on the breeze and swoop and dance
Is squish Ken flag if I ever had the chance.
They live a life of Riley, they’re having a ball
If butterflies could, they’d kill us all.

You might think I’m petty, I assure you it’s true
The hideous things that a butterfly would do
If any had the power they’d say ‘Get out my way!’
It’s just a good job they live only for a day.
Our understanding of them needs a complete overhaul
If butterflies could, they’d kill us all.

Author: Robert Garnham

Performance and spoken word artist.

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