Have you ever watched with awe
And witnessed with delight
The moment when a butterfly
Emerges into the light?

From cocoon, a miracle!
Its wings aflutter, wow!
A positive awakening
To view its new life now!

Wings are still and quiet while
In attitude of prayer,
Communing with the power within
The silence - basking there.

Open and receptive, too,
With courage and love embraced,
Empowered to follow the guidance giv'n
With strength of faith replaced.

Wings unfolded, stretching wide,
It's ready to let go;
It tumbles forward in the air
While searching high and low.

Does it have intelligence
To know where it's to land?
Fulfill its purpose here on earth?
His plan to understand?

~Doreen (Adams) Ellis


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