Member Rara Avis
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Ahhh...this takes me back....to age 13 or thereabouts, when I wrote this:
Once upon a quiet walk,
a caterpillar spying,
I knelt to watch him hard at work,
a great construction trying.
At last his great concern was done
and safe inside he lay,
and I went home determining
to come another day.
I watched him through the winter months,
safe in his silken bed,
though from the outside all I saw
was frozen, still and dead.
Spring came in a crackle of melting ice,
great happiness incurring,
for when I next beheld the spot
I saw, within, a stirring.
He soon came from his winter home,
no more did it surround him,
and lovely wings were now unfurled,
wondrous flags around him.
He now was free of silken tomb,
no more could it berate him,
but as he spread his wings to go,
a bird flew down and ate him.
Now that I've typed this, I ought to post it just for history's sake....maybe in the Teen forum, since that's approximately what I was at the time....
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