The beauty of a butterfly


A butterfly is a colourful insect
Some take a look at it as beautiful
Others simply admire the colour
Many people admire the way it flies.
Out of a tiny yellow egg, it emerges as a caterpillar
with time it will, it looks beautiful like its mother
Each day it grows bigger and bigger
Little by little, it transforms.
As it starts to shed its skin and develop legs and hands
It goes in search of protection to hide from danger until it is fully grown
A butterfly can't see its beauty and the structure of its wings
Everyone else can admire its beauty and uniqueness.
A butterfly finds its way out of darkness to  undergo a change
It likes the sunshine and flowers
It drinks sweet surgery liquid from plants
Its colourful nature exposes its beauty for everyone to see.
A butterfly starts its life without wings
It changes because it grows
It loves freedom
A butterfly is sensitive to movement.
People chase around the butterfly to get a hold of it
The children find joy in admiring its beauty
As we journey along in life, we may meet obstacles and delays
that will help us understand different seasons of life.
The people we meet can change our life for better
Let us keep our arms of love open to the world
and allow our beauty to show like a butterfly
We shall grow past our grief and sorrow.
Prisca Onyinye Nwokorie is a  Roman Catholic Nun. She belongs to the religious order of “Oblates of St. Benedict Joseph Labre” in Italy. She is a graduate of the University of Bari where she obtained her Bachelor's and Masters' degrees in “Information and Communication Technologies for the Production of Software” and “Computer Science” respectively. Currently, she is carrying out research work on “E-learning for Developing Countries”.

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