Friday, November 07, 2008

wings of change




He changed. Not by a little, the change was dramatic. We’d watched him, sloth like, as he moved slowly from place to place seemingly unaware of the world around him. His dull grey appearance blending into his surroundings, you hardly even notice him.


Then he disappeared for a while. We don't know where he went. But when he returned he'd changed beyond all recognition. He shed his coat of grey, and instead of skulking in the shadows, he basked in the warmth of the sun. You couldn’t help but notice him as he outshone everything around him.


Then with a gentle stroke of his multicoloured wings he rose into the sky and danced among the sunbeams. The change was complete.


17 comments:

  1. Butterflies are a symbol to which everyone can relate. I hope my rainbow race of Americans will now soar, although realistically I think there will a long hard road ahead (to mix metaphors).

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  2. ahh the amazing metamorphosis of a butterfly! nice Keith!

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  3. Masses of butterflies congregate arond the trees and flowers all about us, daily, but we rarely see any caterpillars.

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  4. Your idea is similar to mine.

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  5. Love how your narrative unfurled, just like the buterfly itself!

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  6. if only each of us could have the pleasure at least once in this life,, of metamorphose....

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  7. This is a beautiful prose poem! And I like the way yu used different colors for that one word! Striking!

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  8. Ah the multicolored robe...and yet, somehow, I wonder what color the inside is.

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  9. When you write, we don't need to see pictures.

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  10. Keith, this was a nice read. I love the multicolored word. It gave the statement it's umph!!!!

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  11. I am trying to read your Flanders post but it says it does not exist, though it shows up on my follow listing.

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  12. Oh… to dance among the sunbeams. Some changes are worth waiting for.

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  13. So awesome love the way you took us through from the early not so good looking stages to the freedom and beauty of the butterflies first flight.

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  14. butterflies are symbolic of change....what a great post!

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