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Caterpillars and Butterflies

Updated on May 18, 2012

Dying’s not the problem
There's nothing for me to solve
It’s in the living
Where we need to evolve

We crawled together
Caterpillars on leaves
We found each other
And shared our dreams

We knew our place in life
And dared for more
We had a sense
Of what was in store

Would it be life after death
Or some kind of revelation?
Like grandparents alone on a porch
We yearned for transformation

How can you believe in what you cannot imagine?
Faith is so hard in a world so unrevealing
We see our limitations and wish for something more
So we separate our fate into a coffin of our own making

Is she thinking of me while I suffer?
Is she sad and lonely too?
Something though is happening to me
There is something that I must do
I cannot share a moment so private and personal
And yet this is about what two people can be
As revealed truth emerges will she be waiting?
Will a memory allow my life to be free ?

It is time to fly now
The past is over

Who will fly with me?
Who will be my mate?

I am bathed in a gentle kiss
From a shadow that knows
Of the past and of a dream
As together we choose our rose
For God has answered our prayers
The crawlers have risen
We have shed our fears
And into our souls our love has been woven


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    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @ananceleste - Thank you and I apologize for being late on the acknowledgement.

      @charlesxaviero - Again, I'm sorry I took so long to get back to you and I am very happy to receive this kind of priase.

      @raciniwa - Thank you and you reminded me that I needed to say thank you to a few folks so we helped each other out on this one.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      i am reminded by my idea a few months ago but i never have the chance to write it, thank you for reminding me about it...great write...

    • charlesxavier04 profile image


      6 years ago from London

      Beautiful poem. You have a real gift. I think we all yearn for 'transformation' at one time or another. Voted up!

    • ananceleste profile image

      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      This is such a beautiful piece and speaks volumes about your talent. Butterflies, my favorite part. Voted up!

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @winphatak - Thank you. You are too kind.

      @rahul - Again you praise me! Thank you man...

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Beautiful poetry! Appeals to the soul! The tale of a butterfly from the cocoon to flight.. told beautifully.. embarking on its pain and loneliness... in brilliant verse!

    • winphatak profile image


      6 years ago from Pune,India

      Great work. Glad I am back on Hubpages, felt nice reading something beautiful. Voting Up.

    • The Suburban Poet profile imageAUTHOR

      Mark Lecuona 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @secondimage - Ha ha! Wowser! I like that. Thank you for being so kind. I'm glad you took the time to read and comment.

      @orderedchaos - I like it when my own words are quoted back to me. That tells me you really read it. Thank you!

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      6 years ago from Kansas City, MO

      We crawled together

      Caterpillars on leaves

      We found each other

      And shared our dreams

      ... my favorite part, wondeful image in my mind

      voted up

    • secondimage profile image


      6 years ago from From a place lost in time and space

      wowser suburban poet, you have an amazing talent!! great to have found you here in this wonderful community, voted up and awesom :)


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