I AM NOT A CATERPILLAR

I AM NOT A CATERPILLAR

A Poem by MadalaJose
"

Memoirs of a Butterfly

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I was flying like all days

Perhaps I was a little careless

Showing off my new wings

To caterpillars, these me-wannabes.

 

Then…

I run into a whirlwind

Nose-dived into a messy marsh

Got maggots all over my wings

Got my wings glued to the mud

I was stuck...

 

They started laughing at me

Pointing there mandibles at me

Mocking my efforts to fly again.

 

All I know is

I am not a caterpillar,

I am butterfly that fell in the mud

Warming up for my next flying lesson.




© 2015 MadalaJose



Author's Note

MadalaJose
This poem is in a collection of poems which I have titled "The Memoirs of a Butterfly". If you don't understand it separately, reading another poem in this collection may help. They are talking about similar themes and are progressive. Enjoy and give me feedback if you can

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An interesting use of metaphor here, Madala.

I haven't read the other butterfly poems, but I really enjoyed this! Perhaps we could all learn something for the fragile butterfly? That while it is good to have confidence in ourselves, we should remain humble, lest we fall into the mud!

Posted 1 Year Ago


MadalaJose

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the Review Clara
We aren't all merely caterpillars..but rather, butterflies flying. All finding our way around life.
Really like your stuff man!
Keep writing hey

Aphy

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

thank you very much
These butterfly poems are really good, I hope that they don't end one day, keep on writing these fine poems. Thank you for sharing.

Insight.

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

thank you Insight
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Your work is interesting. Very well constructed poem.


Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

thank you Mr Stage
Really good writing...a great lesson , that no màtter what the world says , no matter how weak we get by their words at the end of the day its just ourself and its only us who matters, not the world...

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

Thank you for the review friend
That's wonderful. :) Keep on writing!

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

thanks for the read
aren't we all...

life as we live it isn't always as we want it.

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

thank you for the review
You have a way of calling it like it is. I like that this butterfly who was once a caterpillar, made a beautiful victory out of an challenge (getting stuck in the mud and being made fun of) yet the butterfly knew that he was a overcomer. Thank you, you inspire me to continue to keep writing about life and situations.

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

Thank you for the review May
This is really nice! I really like the end and how it basically says (To me anyway), "Even if you're being laughed at, never give up!"

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

Thank you May B. I appreciate
This is a beautifully expressed piece,I love it;} Love butterflies,they are a symbol of struggles in life and how we can again live through them,if only we believe in ourselves and God's help;]

Posted 2 Years Ago


MadalaJose

2 Years Ago

True. what we need is to believe. Thanks for the review

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Added on September 16, 2015
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MadalaJose
MadalaJose

Brantyre, Malawi



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