Why do we hurt ourselves

Bringing out nothing

But sadness and pain

A struggle within

Love lost

Wanting something

That has been buried

Long ago




For it to show

You change


Into more beauty


Every broken part

Hoping for the rest

To fix itself

Never stopping


A butterfly


From the cocoon

Into a worldy


Something unknown

Do not be afraid

I am here to guide


Take small steps

Don't let life

Blind you

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Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

dont let life blind you.. what a soft message.. Caroline very touching poem :)

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice Caroline.. missed your work my sweet..! glad to see you back here

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Senoritaa 3 years ago

Caroline.. long time.. good write as always..

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Taking small steps is fine, it's the first one that is the hardest. Lovely poem.

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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

Very nicely done Caroline.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful! Good to see you again...

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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Up, beautiful, awesome and sharing! Loved it! Thank you!

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cherylone 3 years ago from Connecticut

I love the last line--don't let life blind you--and you know, it does seem that way sometimes, doesn't it. Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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Astra Nomik 3 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Cheeky Girl always gives me this saying ... "Why do we get all this life if we don't ever use it...?"

I read this hub and I am thinking of that quote now, Caroline.

I think we all have the latent ability to transform ourselves and our own lives. Sometimes we have to be shown how to do it.

This is a beautiful hub. :)

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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Frank. :)

Thank you Billy. :)

Thank you Michael. :)

Thank you Senoritaa. :)

Thank you Blossom.:)

Thank you Frog Prince. :)

Thank you Ruby.:)

Thank you Btrbell.:)

Thank you Cheryl.:)

Thank you Astra.:)

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