Thought For Today

Friday, July 31, 2009

This Butterfly is Unchained

This Butterfly is Unchained

If I were a caterpillar what, oh what would I do
But inch along and look around for anything to chew

Hoping for something different and many other things
Eating all the time and wishing "If I only I had wings?"

The world is big and open, at least what I can see
Secretly I'm hoping, "There's something more for me."

My life it seems so dull and dreary, as I inch and eat
"When, oh when, will life change?" each new day I greet

Every days the same, it's monotony across
If this is all there is, I feel there's such great loss

I look around for something, and hold onto it tight
As I wall myself right off, I'm stifled by my fright

I cloak myself in darkness, while the world outside it turns
My demons I now battle, they take on my concerns

I hide myself from life outside, changing from within
Clinging to my only hope; a transformation to begin

I now have time to reflect upon, all that my life has brought
Locked inside my room, getting out is my greatest thought

Can my life be different having gone down deep inside
Who will win the battle, as my fears and Hopes collide?

I am going through metamorphosis, "What will I become?"
My inside walls start Healing; and they do Lighten some

My cocoon is getting thinner and almost crystal clear
I see a Light, an opening, I think I can get out of here

Were once I battled demons, with Love and Light, I've won
Such Beauty in the world I live, my New Life's just begun

As I breathe deep and look around, I see I've changed a bit
My life seemed dark and broken, but my soul it never quit

Inside I feel a miracle, has changed me from within
As I unfold my fragile wings, I shed my now old skin

Once a caterpillar transitioned, through my dark cocoon,
My wings of vivid color, A bright new life I croon

Through darkness there came Light, and confidence now gained
Hope now springs eternal, This Butterfly is unchained

written with Hope, Love and Light by,
Nina P. 7/31/2009


Clytie said...

Oh my goodness, that is so beautiful! I've never ever thought about the caterpillar's point of view! Very unique and truly touching!

mamaof6 said...

This poem is my favorite and I will put it where I can see it everyday as a reminder of the beauty that awaits me at the end of my transformation. Thank you.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well written, Nina. I'm always impressed by your writing. Wonder if the same can be told for a baby in the womb?????? When it is born--it is unchained!!!

We're headed to Florida. Be home about the 9th... Have a great week.

Tammie Lee said...

Nina, this is a lovely tale of transformation, such a beautiful post.


Shannanigans said...

beautiful. I remember when we learned about butterflies in school and I was simply fascinated by their transformation. Thanks for bringing this memory back

Terry said...

Howdy Nina
Oh my ,how very beautiful.
I have felt this way for such a long time now .
I am not out of the darkness yet but somewhere deep inside I know that when I am it will be worth the time spent inside this strange solitary place.
Nina you are so gifted and I am so thankful to you for sharing this gift.
It has helped me time and time again to get through a difficult day.
Blessings to you sweet lady .
Big Texas size hugs for you !
Happy Trails

Wendy said...

I, like Terry, can relate to this butterfly. I feel like I'm in the cocoon now and impatiently stomp myh feet trying to get out. But somewhere deep down inside, I realize I need this time to grow my inner self.
You do have a gift with words. And I love this.

Leandra Greenmoon said...

what an incredible poem...

Stoneweaver said...

I love love love that poem! You have a beautiful way with words and metaphor. I like the idea of darkness followed by light and transformation. Very uplifting post - thank you.

Beth Niquette said...

How very unique. Your words are so lovely. YOu have an incredible gift.

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I feel so deeply blessed to have read this today.

miruspeg said...

Nina, like Tabitha I feel blessed to have read this beautiful poem.

These words resinate with me:
"Were once I battled demons, with Love and Light, I've won
Such Beauty in the world I live, my New Life's just begun"....pure gold!

And what you wrote on my "Embrace the Fullness of Nothing" post was so insightful and delightful I felt a wonderful glow inside.


Nina P. said...

Thank you everyone for your kind words. Things come to me and I have to write them down. I don't always know what or why until after I read it myself... :-) Aren't we all butterflies in various stages of our lives? Love and Light, Nina P.

Beth Niquette said...

Ah, well, this one made me cry. ((hugs)) Thank you.