From a Caterpillar to a Butterfly

Fri, 12/30/2016 - 22:31 -- Kayla A

High school and college became stressful and I began to doubt myself

We got a new president and as a minority I began to fear the future, itself

Procrastination became a problem, homework was increased and suddenly my social life and sleeping schedule were deceased

I didn’t know it was possible to feel so alone in place so crowded

Struggling to focus with a head, so clouded


I refused to let my spirit be stolen by the thief, that is negativity

I decided being the change I wanted to see in the world was my new activity


I got in touch with my culture

and through all the discrimination that we face

we still managed to unite in the face of adversity, no matter what’s at stake

Seen as threats

Wondering who will be shot next

This year has shown me this world still has a lot of work to do before we reach our best


My endearment for writing flourished, as I learned words can inspire or destroy a nation

My imagination spiraled producing thousands of creations

I transformed my stressful nights into productive days, my shy soul into a social butterfly, my pessimistic mindset into a buoyant “I can do anything” attitude

Suddenly, the seed evolved into a tree, and the caterpillar transformed into a butterfly, from disappointments to triumph, something that I’ve always wanted to be

Believing in myself and stepping out my comfort zone was the key 

2016 was the best, worst year of my life because it made me a better version of me


This poem is about: 
Our world


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