Aisha Sherazi

Butterfly, The Creature Of Change And Survival

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.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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  • Bri EdwardsBri 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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  • Dorian M (12/31/2017 9:57:00 PM)

    This spoke to me thank you for creating such an impactful poem

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

    Beautifully written with well chosen details creating an atmosphere

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  • Hallmat H (6/16/2008 12:36:00 PM)

    It was great and well done

    Regards

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  • Brian DornBrian 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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  • Sandra Fowler (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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  • Dr. Lubna S. Khan (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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  • Will Barber (5/15/2006 5:08:00 PM)

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

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  • Francesca Johnson (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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  • Elya Thorn (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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