Staying Still No More


Physical pain and emotional turmoil

Engulf and surround my soul

I change, but God stays loyal


Disappointed in myself and others

Annoyed by lack of compassion

Shown in sisters and brothers


Why can’t things be easier?

Simple and smooth

Less stuffy, breezier?


What are the reasons for some of these things?

I know they are not pointless

It would be much easier with wings


Wings to fly above the actual problem

Then to smile at the irony

And simply embrace or solve them


Just in a few minutes I faintly recall

Hearing or reading reasons

That change and make us all


Like a caterpillar changes

Into to something more

The quiet turning of pages


The result is better than from before

Although the road is not attractive

Neither is staying still anymore


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Tamarajo 5 years ago from Southern Minnesota

Enjoyed your poetry. I also liked the photo. I used to bring monarch catepillars into the house so I could watch the whole transformation process.

It is a fascinating event to watch yet it involves much struggle.

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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

I like the poem and its message. When you are doing things right and others err, it is hard to accept. Lack of compassion and emotion towards other is also another hard pill to swallow for people who are empathetic.

Up and Beautiful!!

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Sky321 5 years ago from Canada Author

Tamarajo, Thanks for reading and that is so cool that you watched the process.

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Sky321 5 years ago from Canada Author

Cardisa, thanks for reading. It is hard to accept but lately I have noticed that I was less empathic or hard to get along with when I had to work with someone else for a few weeks. The thing is that I always thought of myself as being a flexible, adaptable person and easy to get along with but as it turns out I learned a few things about myself. 1. I am bit of a control freak 2. I don't like change anymore. 3. and I pout when I don't get my own way. Lol I have these things to pray about and to let the Lord work in my heart.

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olgakhumlo 5 years ago from Mira Road Mumbai India

I like your poem.God has a purpose in each trial that we face,He's making up His Jewels Sis.I've always found comfort in this verse " In quietness and confidence shall be your strength" Isaiah 30 :15

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skye2day 5 years ago from Rocky Mountains

Sister Sky Absolute Beautiful, heartfelt, transparent. I love you sister. Thank you for a Spirit filled share. Wow! In Christ Jesus love you sky. Keep on U will Phip 4:13

I wrote a hub months ago on change using the caterpillar. Voted up awesome sista

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Sky321 5 years ago from Canada Author

Olgahumlo that is a wonderful verse thank you.

Skye2day, how are you thanks for stopping by you are such a warm and encouraging person. God bless.

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thoughts220 5 years ago from India

Brilliantly penned. Simple, smooth and beautiful.

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