Treasure Island

Daniel Partlow

(1969 / St. Louis, MO > Westport, CT)

A Christ-Chrysalis


Butterfly,
Before you fly
There is a palace
It's the Christ-Chrysalis

You're born again
From end to end
And now you wear His winged dress
Of faith and hol-i-ness

You're crawling on the ground
Eating only what you've found.

Predators would like to steal
Your soul and body for their meal

Caterpillar of the World
Let His Banner-wings unfurl

Over You

The Turk may call you 'kelebek'
When you bear his cross upon your back

It's time to bear it up daily
And Be His Shona Shavi-Shavi

Every Danish 'summerfugl'
Fly To the tune of His bugel

The little Polish 'motyl'
Like an alpine echo-yodel:

In Romansch the 'Tgiralla'
In Rome all 'Farfalla'

Ohh 'Pappillon', and 'Shmetterling''
How peaceful are your wings

Butterfly,
Before you fly
There is a palace
It's the Christ-Chrysalis

You're born again
From end to end
And now you wear His winged dress
Of faith and hol-i-ness

Come all you Scottish Dealande
and Korean Nabi-Nabi

All Hungarian pillangó
and Tagalog paruparó

Indonesian kupu-kupu
And Cornish Tykky-dew

All Hawaiian pua-pua
And Welsh Pili-pala

Share His Gospel truth yeah
You Chinese Hu-dyeh

In Croat you're a stil-u-
plivanju

In Kongo a Lumpungu
... mpungu

In Swahili kipepeo
In Hungary Pillango

In Asturian pumarina
In Basque tximeleta

Cebuano alibangbang
Zulu ijubajubane

Greece Petalouda
Brazilian Borboleta

A Macedonian Peperuga
A Bemban icipelebesha

Urdu you're a titly
In Hindi a thithily

Little Russian Bа bо chkа
And Spanish Mariposa

God cares for every butterfly and filfaloo.
How much more will He care for you?

Butterfly,
Before you fly
There is a palace
It's the Christ-Chrysalis

You're born again
From end to end
And now you wear His winged dress
Of faith and hol-i-ness



Copyright (c) 2008 D. Partlow

Submitted: Friday, June 06, 2008
Edited: Monday, June 23, 2008

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