A caterpillar's tale

 

Today I am a caterpillar, I am knobbly and green,
I cut that path through the leaf behind me, it shows you where I've been.
I crawl slowly on my belly and I am rubbery like jelly,
And if I should slip from this here cabbage, I might end up somewhere smelly.
 
But soon I will go through changes, that you would not believe,
I'll say goodbye for a while to the cabbage patch, a little home of me own I'll weave.
And when I'm closed up tight inside, for few weeks at least I'll hide,
And only when I'm done transforming will I pop back out with pride
 
For I will be a butterfly, soaring above the trees!
Yes I will be a butterfly, just floating on the breeze.
I will be a butterfly, for it's what I'm meant to be.
I will be a butterfly, it is my destiny.
 
You too will go through changes, though they won't be the same as mine.
Yes, you too will go through changes, but eventually you'll be fine.
As, when you do go through your changes, you will not be alone,
And when you've done your changing, you will be all grown.
 
I wonder what you'll look like?
I wonder what you'll see?
And when your transformation's done, 
I wonder what you'll be?
 

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kath hewitt

Wed 31st Jul 2013 23:34

ha ha Harry He's already written several poems of his own and has two short stories! He just finished reading LOTR and The Hobbit so who knows ..fantasy writer in the making ha ha :-)

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Harry O'Neill

Wed 31st Jul 2013 21:22


Mark,
I like your metamorphological choice here,

(the scientists are still baffled about what actually takes place in that gungy pupa)

(But they`ve got plenty of psuedo- scientific
buzz-words that make it look like they`re not)

Kath`s child is wiser than all of us.

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kath hewitt

Wed 31st Jul 2013 15:11

Well, I have done the above :-) I really did enjoy it and you're, right, Anne, re commenting :-)

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Mark Mr T Thompson

Wed 31st Jul 2013 15:07

Absolutely agree Ann.

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 31st Jul 2013 14:19

This set of comments show one of the things WOL is about - spreading the word and helping each other as creative souls trying to do a bit of good in this world! I have just been following the discussion thread on why we are commenting less - and thought your comments here proved how valuable they can be. Nice!

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Mark Mr T Thompson

Wed 31st Jul 2013 07:52

Always happy to reach a wider audience.

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kath hewitt

Tue 30th Jul 2013 21:38

I can pass it on to my kids school if you like with your details? I think it would be very welcome :-)

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Mark Mr T Thompson

Tue 30th Jul 2013 13:36

Brilliant Kate, thanks for sharing. The target audience is the year six/seven kids I am working with tomorrow - aming to get them to think positively about their transition from primary to secondary.

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kath hewitt

Tue 30th Jul 2013 11:30

I jsut read this to my 8yr old. He loved it as do I. He picked up on the theme too, not just the humour. Nice one :-)

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