The butterfly, 021115
When did you grow up, my little baby? The tears that I wiped, The messes I cleaned, The questions I answered, The little body that I rocked Through sleepless nights… When did this adult Emerge from her girlhood? Herself a mother of two today, Balancing work, home and much else, Thinking for herself, compassionate and caring… The little worm that emerged from my body Who was a pupa which I could not peer into For a while as she went abroad…. She’s truly emerged as a beautiful butterfly Who, being happy herself, delights others.