Aisha Sherazi

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Butterfly, The Creature Of Change And Survival - Poem by Aisha Sherazi

I grow,
I struggle,
I am not nurtured,
Nor cared for,
I learn the harsh lessons,
Of Life,
Alone.

Then,
Satisfied in my growth,
Having learnt my lessons,
I gain maturity,
I am ready,
For change.

I build walls,
Around myself,
To protect,
This change,
For change I must.

I hang,
Waiting patiently,
Change must occur,
For what else is left?

I push now,
I am impatient,
I have waited,
Long enough,
It is time.
I’ll show this world,
That I can survive.

One side of me,
Is exposed to the world,
Then another,
Slowly at first,
For I do not wish to shock,
Only to dazzle.

Released am I,
Free,
Free to show myself,
In all my glory,
In all my splendor.

For I have changed,
I am now,
Who I’m meant to be,
I am finally me.

So, fear not change,
It comes naturally,
Be brave,
Learn well,
And when,
The time comes,
Be free.


Comments about Butterfly, The Creature Of Change And Survival by Aisha Sherazi

  • Bri Edwards (1/22/2019 1:55:00 PM)

    i found this poem in PH's list of poems with the 'topic' butterfly. i plan to use it in my February 2019 showcase of poems to be found shortly in my list of PH poems.

    and to MyPoemList.

    2006: a long time ago. i hope you have not been picked out of the air by a bird!

    Thanks.

    bri

    (:
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  • (12/31/2017 9:57:00 PM)

    This spoke to me thank you for creating such an impactful poem (Report)Reply

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  • Chris G. Vaillancourt (5/12/2014 9:41:00 AM)

    Beautifully written with well chosen details creating an atmosphere (Report)Reply

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  • (6/16/2008 12:36:00 PM)

    It was great and well done

    Regards
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  • Brian Dorn (9/3/2006 12:05:00 PM)

    Aisha, a brilliant example of how change can be a glorious thing. Great poem... very inspiring! !
    Brian
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  • (6/7/2006 1:17:00 AM)

    I have always been fascinated by butterflies.Their beauty is fragile and may exist only for a day, but what joy they give to the soul while they are living..We are told there is a time for everything. I am glad there is a time for butterflies.Wonderful poem.

    Warm regards,

    Sandra
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  • (6/5/2006 5:25:00 AM)

    this poem has a lot of meaning!
    it reminds me of another similar poem 'Example'
    keep it up

    Lubna
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  • (5/15/2006 5:08:00 PM)

    The metaphor works - no, plays. This poem is both serene and invigorating. Yours is a special gift. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/11/2006 3:24:00 AM)

    A truly well-described piece. Shows the will to live, and the change into something beautiful at the end. And the freedom.....

    Love, Fran xx
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  • (4/1/2006 11:50:00 AM)

    A REAL MASTERPIECE! damn I wish I would give you a 1000, for this poem! Too beautiful.... too great...
    I had to read it 5 times, I am absolutly in love with it!
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006



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