Roselyn A.M.

Rookie - 276 Points (Philippines)

A Butterfly Who Can'T Get Out Of His Cocoon - Poem by Roselyn A.M.

There was a mother butterfly
Who wished to have a female child
But out of his lain eggs in the meadow
She wasn’t sure if her wish was granted though

Then one baby caterpillar came out
From his broken shell he crawled up
With so much blessings around him
He grew faster and changed his skin

The caterpillar then became a pupa
Hung upside down on a woody plant
He surpassed the strong wind
Through the calamity of life he stays in

The time has come for the pupa
After slowly changing his shape inside
He has to crack his own cocoon
He has to let his wings out soon

But he prefers to stay inside his room
He just made a small hole in his cocoon
Through this he gazed and took a scene
He fears the outside world may not admit him

He noticed his mother butterfly
Patiently waiting outside
She’s very much excited
For her child to come out

Though the young butterfly
Experienced pains and struggles inside
He decided to stay in the cocoon
Than to give his mother a great frustration

How can he get out of his world?
He wanted to hide his true color!
He will ignore the longings of his heart,
His love for the bees than flowers with nectar.


Comments about A Butterfly Who Can'T Get Out Of His Cocoon by Roselyn A.M.

  • Bri Edwards (8/17/2014 7:11:00 PM)


    I DON'T understand why 'naida', below, left the comment she did. actually i think the poem's mother was probably selfish in a way to want a femaie child........but that is not fair to say i guess. my wife wanted a girl but did not admit it until after our daughter was born. and the poem mom may have already had 20 sons.

    it took me a while, but i think i may completely understand 'diana's intention in this poem. the mother wanted a girl, but the poem refers to he and his. oops! the sex is not the wished-for one. perhaps he senses the mother's preference and is afraid to show his true color (his gender) . at first i thought he just liked it inside and couldn't see a good reason to come out.

    i am thrown by the use of than in these two places:

    Than to give his mother a great frustration ......ok, NOW i think i understand this one at least. i say you should use the word rather in front of than in both cases. Rather than give his.......
    and the young butterfly is suffering in his cramped room because he does not want 'mom' to see that he is not a she. it is clever of the butterfly-boy and clever of the poet, Diana. :)

    He will ignore the longings of his heart,
    His love for the bees than flowers with nectar.......again, i would suggest rather in front of than. but now i wonder, are you saying the young butterfly is feeling a love attraction for bees instead of for 'flowers with nectar'? is the youngster some kind of identity-confused kid? he thinks he is a bee, or at least is attracted to them in a way butterflies normally are not? ? interesting. reminds me of the problems gays et al can have in their lives, including with their parents.
    often i would ask for a poet's note to help me figure out a poem, but this was not so hard and it was fun. don't tell me i'm wrong about the poem's meaning! thanks for sharing. i will send this to MyPoemList.
    bri :) (the title got my attention immediately)
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  • Naida Nepascua Supnet (11/18/2010 6:51:00 AM)


    i would like to commend all mothers for their undying love. I hope kids see in their hearts how unconditonal a mother's love is. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, August 22, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 11, 2010


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