Thursday, March 31, 2016

Chrysalis


The boy, in anxious concern,
watches the butterfly
fight to emerge from its chrysalis.

Once a snug and protecting
place to grow and develop,
now outgrown,
its chrysalis has become too restrictive,
a prison from which it must desperately escape
if it is to survive and grow.

Not understanding that struggle brings strength,
the boy carefully removes the chrysalis
only to watch the “freed” butterfly
soon weaken and die.

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