a chrysalis

I walk down the street
watching
the mist fall from the sky

a deluge, and
remembrance of another time

emotions

carry me forward, and
across the horizon
line

a butterfly

inspiration
wells in my chest
remembering my parents, and the kids
they once
were

inside of a particular context

working hard, tired
eyes

telling
stories about the challenges, and
joys

of life, like a chrysalis

they always tried, and gave out
every ounce

of the love they felt
in their hearts and minds


a chrysalis was inspired by the poem The Butterfly Poet, by Paula Light.


Photo by jplenio, Pixabay


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.


Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Press


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#NatureSpeaks: 30 #Poems in 30 Days – Day 6: The Butterfly Poet, by Paula Light

Asleep in her chrysalis,
Small and insignificant,
She’s waiting,
Hesitating,
Unsure where she fits in.
Her dreams ebb and flow,
Gentle and slow;
Desire and longing
Lie obscured in the mist.
She’s safe in this womb,
Her cozy cocoon,
Where no judgments can drift.
But life teems all around:
The scents and the sounds,
Meter and rhyme forming verses sublime–
She breaks free and takes wing.
Adrift on a breeze,
She spies the nectar she needs;
Vast fields of inspiration
Fill her heart with elation.
Now proud and unafraid,
Her emotions are displayed
On the outside.
No more pseudonyms
And no need to hide–
She’s finally at peace
Inside her own skin.


The Butterfly Poet was inspired by the poem Butterfly Love. You can read more of Paula Light’s poetry at Light Motifs II.


Submissions are still open for the Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow: 30 Poems in 30 Days Collaboration. The submission details are located here.



Jeff Flesch

Author, #1 Amazon New Release Nature Speaks of Love and Sorrow

Co-Author, #1 Amazon Bestseller, Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women

Author of the Month, Jan/Feb 2022, Spillwords Press


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