“Larva Than Life” (poem / poetry)

Most people see a butterfly, but don’t comprehend,

That the journey it took to become one’s immense,

Such a stark transformation, from humble beginnings,

Surviving hardships, to harness, the laws of physics.

Defying gravity, thanks to their hope and persistence,

A warrior’s heart, gave them wings that now glisten,

There’s so much more to them, than beauty and grace,

They fly, thanks to the bold choices they’ve made.

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When you see the personification of a butterfly, are you blinded by its seemingly effortless elegance?

Some people become envious of its graceful motion, assuming that it must have had an easy life, and that it can’t possibly have ever faced a tough decision, or fought for anything before. Fluttering about like its larger than life.

How wrong could they be! A butterfly is something that we should aspire to be like, it wasn’t content with its constrained abilities, instead it battled to survive long enough to do something about it, to work towards gaining the necessary tools to elevate itself.

Its wings may appear to be delicate, but they are strong enough to take it wherever it wants to go. Their extravagant colours may encourage people to label them cute, but they are actually its camouflage, its identity, its warpaint!

So remember, what we see or pay attention to, does not fully represent what we are looking at. Our limited understanding, is formed from our assumptions, so don’t assume, strive to understand more about other beings instead, by taking the time to ask, to listen, to feel, to learn… and to grow.

Love and Respect always,

Following Whispers.

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Author: Following Whispers

Hello, I'm Following Whispers, an English poet and author who has been writing for around two decades. I'm a self-professed geek who can get deep sometimes, but I personally don't take myself too seriously, I just love to have fun, plus inspire myself and others. In my early twenties, I realised that beauty can be born out of not only love, but also pain and other motivations. The more I used writing poetry to make sense of my busy mind, the more it helped me to find a silver lining in even the darkest emotions, experiences, observations and topics; find positivity even in the face of extreme negativity; find strength when I was being forced to feel weak; and find hope that my tomorrows would be brighter. I began publishing my writing in 2018 and currently have three books available Worldwide, including my most recent release "Poems That Move You". I have bared my soul in each and every one of my poems, and I'm confident that you'll get just as much from reading them and relating them, as I did from writing them. Please feel free to look around my site and read the free poems I've shared there, after which, why not pick up a book of mine, drop by Instagram, connect with me and say hello!

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