The Butterfly

A caterpillar hatching,
Eating eats way into the world,
Wraps into a cocoon,
Used for its silk, before
Spreading its beautiful wings

A flower blooming,
Forming a bud before the world,
Blossoms into a flower
Plucked off the branch, before
Growing into everlasting beauty

A proud leopard,
Sporting its spots for the world,
Runs like lighting,
Is hunted for its skin, before
Running like a true beauty once again

A creative dreamer,
Painting, dancing and singing for the world
Pours imagination like a fountain
Forced into normal thinking, before
Getting a chance to change the world

Tejaswi Polimetla