Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Chrysalis

Silk is softly soothing
and can easily dispel
the wrinkles that need smoothing
from the ever-pressing swell—

you mustn’t leave too soon
for you could shrivel up and die
but stay in that cocoon
and you’ll never learn to fly.

6 comments:

Carrie Burtt said...

Bob there is so much power in these words...oh the many that have been afraid to leave the cocoon and have never learned to fly. :-)

rch said...

Hi Carrie, I know, it's hard to give up security sometimes.

Dimps said...

What a great thought and topic to write on.... So much different :)
Good, great, fantastic :)

Regards,
Dimps

Shirley said...

A great analogy! But, isn't it strange that struggling and misery too often provide a false sense of security when the cocoon is trapping the beauty of what will be? Why would anyone choose to simply hang there when they have the potential to fly!? ;)

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Bob,
A really delightful read. I loved the idea of the cocoon offering a place of safey and sanctuary.
Often in life, we are happiest with what is familiar.
Best wishes,
Eileen

rch said...

Thanks Dimps and Shirley and Eileen!