Butterflies are never ugly

Hopping from flower to flower,

Wrapped in a rainbow of your own,

O my dear creature of beauty,

Reveal to me your secret unkown

***

I’ve met your siblings, your babies,

Your neighbours, your better half,

Such outstanding beauty you all possess,

In your aura, I all but gaffe

***

Seating herself gracefully on a leaf,

She folded her hands gently and said,

Ever given it a conscious thought?

If not, roll it around now in your head

***

No butterfly is ever ugly, you know,

But that is what we have become,

After a long journey, not so pretty,

What you see now, is its sum

***

We were not always bright like this,

Ugly we were, all mottled and grey,

Cramped together, fighting to survive,

In one place, a group of larvae

***

Change we did, with time and toil,

Overcoming our our ugly skin,

Spring we do lovely colourful wings,

And a new life we begin

***

Butterflies are never ugly,

For they go through a tough spell,

Having fought it all and making it,

In their beauty, they now revel

***

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8 Comments

  1. DDey said,

    September 10, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Absolutely brilliant!! And beautifully motivating! Great job Pritz…as usual!! 🙂

  2. September 10, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Brilliant! Period.

  3. Karthik said,

    September 10, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Lovely poem Pritesh ! 🙂 really enjoyed it … Hope to see you blogging frequently again 🙂

  4. geetha said,

    September 10, 2011 at 9:44 am

    as an ecologist, unfortunately, I find all stages of the butterfly beautiful :P. But lovely metaphor 🙂

  5. laasya said,

    September 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    i didnt understand most of it..but particularly liked the bit about the ugly skin and colourful wings! 🙂

  6. madhurima said,

    September 12, 2011 at 5:43 am

    brilliant!:)

  7. Pritesh said,

    September 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Thanks DDey, Madhurima and Shamit……….
    Thanks Karthik, I sure hope I will be penning things more often 🙂
    Laas, I think you need a break from Lab 🙂
    And ya Geetha, I can see what you mean 🙂 Thanks anyway 🙂

  8. September 14, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    cool stuff!!!


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