Caterpillar Wisdom

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Caterpillar Wisdom

I wondered what butterflies went through

When shedding their chrysalis skin

How much of themselves they'd relent to

If they knew which persona would win

 

Would their struggling be wildly determined?

As they watched other butterflies sail?

Or would fear preach a foreboding sermon

Sowing doubts that insist they will fail?

 

Would their instincts continue to bicker

Knowing soon they'd be able to fly?

Would they leave behind everything quicker

If their eyes remained fixed on the sky?

 

Would a butterfly look back with wonder

As it glided away at long last?

From a world that tears pure love asunder

In the pains of a butterfly's past?

 

 

John Christopher

1992

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Charlie23 commented on Caterpillar Wisdom

08-27-2009

This is one of my favorites! I think it's diffenetly easier to take flight if ones focus is up, and not on the ground.

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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