Wednesday, August 10, 2011

i am evolving

i am evolving
changing

i am hers
i am theirs
i am both

i am that butterfly 
the one who as a caterpillar thought the world was over

who spent two years beating against the dark walls of her cocoon 
feeling the pain leave its impressions on her skin

one day a crack appeared in my shell
allowing a small ray of hope to pour through
and i realized that i just might survive

i am changed
different
learning to fly

i am spreading my wings
admiring my colors
noting the spots and designs that loving her left

the ones that make me - me

i am evolving
and it feels good

14 comments:

  1. fly lovely butterfly, she taught you well xo

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  2. Love this!!! Makes me smile to hear this!

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  3. This is beautiful, just beautiful. xo

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  4. You should publish this! I love reading your prose! HUGS!

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  5. You are evolving. And you ARE a beautiful writer.
    xo

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  6. Moving forward feels a lot better than standing still. Holding Peyton close. Changing doesn't mean letting her go, its' just a new way of holding her.xx

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  7. What a stunning poem of grieving and healing. Love the imagery and metaphor!

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  8. Butterflies are beautiful...and all that go through to become their beautiful self is so humbling.

    xoxo

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  9. So moving...thank you for sharing this

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  10. wow. I get chills every time I read something powerful. I get chills everytime I read your writing. -Malory

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