Cocoon

Cocoon

A Poem by Christina May Shanaberg
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Lyrics to a little tune that I came up with, one magical day! Written for a female Question Mark Butterfly, whom I spent the day with, once!!

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COCOON

 

I awoke to the sun,

One of a million and one;

I was a wooly bear,

Alone in the chilling air;

I had no direction

And never knew affection,

Yet I continued on

To whatever might come along.

 

The wind tugs me along,

With no place to belong,

But I don't fight the feeling,

'Cause I believe in believing.

 

Something made me believe

I could survive,

Something made me believe

I was strong,

Something made me believe

That someday, someway I just might fly, fly, fly.

 

I had gone a long way,

Taking my life day by day,

When I stopped right here

And looked ahead with fear;

I created this cocoon;

It was my haven, not a tomb;

I was a wooly bear,

Alone in this cottony lair.

 

I awoke to the sun,

One of a kind, the only one;

I lifted my wings high

And soared off into the sky;

The world looks at me

And admires the me it sees

A beautiful butterfly;

Now, see how high I can fly.

 

The secret's inside,

The secret's inside,

Inside the cocoon.

© 2010 Christina May Shanaberg


Author's Note

Christina May Shanaberg
This song was, originally, performed with my friend, Becky McLaughlin (who was taking her second year of guitar lessons.) Later, it was performed by the late Dennis Martin Fletterich, who really gave it life.

If you are lucky enough to catch a female Question Mark Butterfly and have a cage small enough to keep her, for the day, the cage will become covered with males; it is quite a display. You can put in a part of the tree or bush or flower where you find her, but don't worry about her eating, because she doesn't (they do all of the eating as caterpillars.) Just before dusk, set her free!

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The poem is beautiful. Description and detail was strong. I like the complete poem. The ending was my favorite part. We must look inside to find the answer. A outstanding poem.
Coyote

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I really liked it. Good job :D

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This is really good! I love the inspirational feel to it. Sounds like it'd be really nice to music.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice song Christina. Do you have the chart for this? I would like to play it.

Posted 11 Years Ago


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This is wonderful, I would like to hear this.

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I wish I could have heard it set to music. Lovely

Posted 11 Years Ago


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Added on May 3, 2010
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Tags: Butterfly, Nature, Cocoon, Caterpillar, Wholly Bear

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Christina May Shanaberg
Christina May Shanaberg

Mount Vernon, OH



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I am a former member of North Shore Writers' Guild in Willoughby OH. I have had numerous poems published and letters. I am, currently, working on a screen play that I hope will interest my cousin-in.. more..

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