What Am I? For Prompt 21 My Story

Dark Cerulean Butterfly (Jamides bochus) Famil...

Dark Cerulean Butterfly (Jamides bochus) Family: Lycaenidae (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am chrysalis returned, awakening
I ask only for my mind’s true linearity
That I learn from, not forget, my painful memories
I turn, evolve, so deep within my skin

I am butterfly wings expanding, trembling
I absorb all information as a food, a source
Revise my view as different needs are changing course
Electric energy I writhe, I sing

I am nothingness and nothing is my song
This melody of time is just my fevered soul
Embrace the earth, a mother who would swallow whole
This planetary orb where I belong

I am chrysalis asleep, awaiting later years
When rising from the darkness I can yet return
Until then in this solitude I’ll bleed and burn
And comfort others, gathering their tears

(c) Helen Valentina 2013 All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s latest prompt at :  http://mindlovemisery.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/prompt-21-my-story/

She asked for a story that is personal to answer a question – I chose not a specific story nor time in my life but a question for its overview, and possibly even before and beyond this incarnation (if other lives possibly exist).  So this is maybe a bit esoteric, but its the best distillation I could do of what I am inside.  🙂

Check out mindlovemisery’s wonderful writing and join in on the prompt!!!


About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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22 Responses to What Am I? For Prompt 21 My Story

  1. This is gorgeous Helen and I think it was a perfect choice I feel your soul in these words =)

  2. howanxious says:

    That is such a heart-felt creation. Wonderful… 🙂

  3. I love the last line. This is a beautiful poem Helen, and personally I do believe in other incarnations, so I find the esoteric theme engaging and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing:-)

  4. summerstommy2 says:

    Beautiful poem Helen.The last line a lovely summation.

  5. Brian Hughes says:

    I checked in the mirror this morning. I’m still a caterpillar.

  6. jrosenberry1 says:

    “I am chrysalis asleep, awaiting later years” — very, very nice! 🙂

  7. Skye says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Sis!

  8. LaTonya says:

    tenderness and ache, palpable.

  9. nessa1313 says:

    I love the chrysalis and butterfly as our ongoing changes to self.

  10. Elia Bintang says:

    The last line is special. I love the poem. 🙂

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