#22 NaPoWriMo, Butterfly Fly…

Hello my lovely friends. Today’s challenge was to write something in honor of earth day. I will not get into why I am not comfortable writing about earth day but I did not follow that challenge. I instead looked for inspiration, I found it in a post by Miss Madi (aka Owly) about adulting and growing up. She really got me thinking about adulthood. Enjoy.

Butterfly Fly

I’m sick of this cocoon
I need to leave it soon

It’s thick walls of protection
Are killing my production

My passion has been caged
My creativity has been aged

I need to grow anew
Learning my worldview

Everything is blue
This one thing I know is true
Everything is new

So I will spread my wings
I will do many new things

I will learn to fly
I will touch the sky

You and I shall become
The beat of our own drum

We will fly so high
We’ll have to say bye

But we butterflies
Will learn to be wise

Everything is blue
This one thing I know is true
Everything is new

That is what we shall do
Change the world through

Loving kindness
It won’t be tearless

But it will be worth it
Just to be able to sit

And know the pain
Shame, hurt made plain

Seeing the strength in their eyes
Holding them, hearing their cries

That is how we will help heal
Their souls by praying as we kneel

Before God asking for salvation
healing and grace for the nation

Everything is blue
This one thing I know is true
Everything is new

I hope you enjoyed this poem, it’s my vision of my future, my adult life. It’s my greatest desire. I really want to see healing and peace for all people. It’s my greatest prayer. I hope your day has been well. Keep smiling, your smile is gorgeous. ❤

Allie ❤

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.”
― Barbara Haines Howett


  1. jademwong · April 25, 2016

    Fantastic poem from the POV of an emerging butterfly.

    P.S. I am loving the quotes you include at the bottom of your posts 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mywords2228 · April 23, 2016

    I really liked this piece, so well written and lovely.:)


  3. onenerdyowl · April 23, 2016

    This is an amazing poem Allie!! And I’m so glad I was able to offer some inspiration =D
    That is a wonderful prayer/goal for the future and I think every young person and old alike should echo that prayer. ❤


    • Allie · April 24, 2016

      Awww thanks, after reading your post I could stop thinking about everything that comes with adulthood. Thank you so much for the time you put into your posts, they are so inspirational. [=
      Thank you so much, it’s just my vision for now. I hope one day to be able to take a more active role in seeing people love each other unconditionally and most importantly love God unconditionally. ❤

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  4. Stephanae V. McCoy · April 23, 2016

    Beautiful words and so applicable to life. A friend of mine wrote a book on her life’s story and this poem reminded me of her. Thank you for sharing and have a lovely weekend!


    • Allie · April 24, 2016

      Awww that’s awesome. Thank you for your kind words and beautiful well wishes. I hope you are having a lovely weekend as well. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

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