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Butterfly Takes Flight

A Poem on Change

By Michelle LiewPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
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Butterfly Takes Flight
Photo by Alfred Schrock on Unsplash

They say that change is our only constant, and the statement carries truth, especially in modern times. As we have become used to social media, AI has reared its head, ugliness being subjective. Life changes at a frenetic pace.

There's nothing we can do about transformation. However, we can approach it with a positive perspective that benefits all.

How do we cope with change? We assess the situation and turn it to our advantage. We open ourselves to new possibilities,focus on what we can control and give ourselves time to manage the changes.

We can all be butterflies. Enjoy these butterfly cinquains. 

Arise

A butterfly

From the caterpillar

A pretty form, so strange and new

Alive

Living

Butterfly flits from leaf to leaf

Thinking only of the

Swaying foilage

To eat

Anew

The butterfly

Flies so from dawn to dusk

Its time to scour for greens well-used

Patient

Present

The butterfly now grasps the 

Stem of the new flower

Its buds about

To bloom. 

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About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    Beautiful poem, Michelle. ❤️ I’m hoping people will be challenged to create without using AI.

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    What a beautiful poem! This brought tears to my eyes!

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