“You’re so ugly!” they said,
“Awkwardly green and squiggly!”
“Wiggling around like you own the
World, but as worthless as you seem!”
So discouraged, I started to spin
A thin, flimsy web around myself.
Thus cocooned inside, I had some
Quite time for self-introspection on
Where I had gone wrong, what I had done
To deserve such treatment, when finally it
Dawned on me that I wasn’t the one at fault,
They were the ones wrapped in their own ideas,
They were the ones who went wrong!
Realisation washed across me
Wave after wave, cleansing me of
My preconceived notions of myself.
I spread my wings, breaking the cocoon.
Finally, I was free from the bondage I was
Voluntarily chained to, but not any more!
Suddenly, I was no longer the awkward
Squiggly caterpillar the world knew before.
I had bright, colourful wings, filled with hope,
For spreading love and happiness everywhere.
Now, I had metamorphosed into something so
Delightful, for I was a magnificent butterfly!