Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 90,514 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

This Butterfly Has Been Cocooned - Poem by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Can ants gathering in the smallest of hills...
Prevent the butterfly from flaunting its color?
They may prejudge its beauty.
And ability to attract.
That is established and known.
They will still be ants.
This butterfly has been cocooned.
And is not wounded by their remarks.
As it embarks on its journey.
Free to glorify its life!
It flies!
And without trying...
Sparks attention!

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 15, 2008

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