Wings

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Wings

The life of Mister Butterfly

Is always blessed with love

For when he flies into the sky

He’s one with what’s above

 

While caterpillars eat and eat

And tell him to come down

Our good friend Mister Butterfly

Keeps well above the ground

 

He knows that he’s a butterfly

And not a childish tot

Though caterpillars tell him that

A butterfly he’s not

 

But butterflies can’t hear such lies

They’re trained to lose the past

They traded in their other skin

For one that makes them fast

 

So if you are a butterfly

And someone says you’re not

Just look at where they’re coming from

Then look at what you’ve got

 

The caterpillar only knows

The world of food and crawl

But those set free by God to fly

Have truly got it all

 

 

John Christopher

1985

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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