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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

CHRYSALIS a poem by Tom Leonard

 

                                                        CHRYSALIS


                                                      by Tom Leonard



                                                                        




On becoming a butterfly,


A caterpillar breaks free from its bonds,


Like a leaf turns into a tree,


And flies into golden ponds,


Like a child chrysalises into the adult


They wanna be.



You can evolve into the great artist,


Newtonian polymath,


Celtic footballer,


Or river dancer of your dreams;


Even when you fall flat on your backside,


And make a pig's ear of everything,


Just shut you eyes and see,



Welcome is a lamb that becomes a lion,


Who defies the locusts of repression,


Who stands for the vulnerable, and the weak,


Who tries to climb the spiritual peaks.



You can chrysalise into your fantasy;


Just imagine, and wait and see;


You have the insights of a Confucius of old;


Just break free.

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