beneath the leafy greenness,
in his upside-down point of view
sheltered from the world's meanness.

He isn't really bothered
by any passers by,
neither is he in a hurry
to transform and die
—to his present form.

He's just dangling beneath the sunlight
in his upside-down trance
without a care to move an inch
and leave his leafy stance.

Perhaps the follicles of the leaf
will stroke his delicate nose
urging him to take a peak
at what else, here, grows.

For now he seems quite happy
just being, and this his gift.
He may tell us
"I just like it here
it's perfect
as it is.

I might stretch a leg or two,
just to move a little,
but the home I've found
nestled here
fits me right
down the middle.

So I'll stay here
and rest a while
beneath this leafy

until one day
I might fly away,
but that story
has yet
to be given."

Poetry by Morning Star
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Written on 2013-09-04 at 21:31

Tags Nature  Inspirational  Spiritual 

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Ivan R
To make a caterpillar nice and genuine, someone that one wants to follow, in its daily life, that is remarkable. It is not a children's tale, nor a comedy, but poetry, about life,
and the poet is wonderful in the view and the melody of life, small and large. Great poetry.

Language: 5
Format: 4
Overall: 5
Mood: 4

Caterpillars are one of Nature's great reminders, the promise of possibilitity, though few of us stop to see it as you have, rushing off after the next thing instead of truly being in the one thing we already have. Very nicely done.

I really like this and think it's one of your best. I think caterpillars are beautiful and I that all forms of life have something to tell us. It's easy to fall into the trap of thinking we never have enough. When grasping for the next savory leaf we fail to appreciate the deliciousness of the one we have now.

Looking forward to a sequel to this about the butterfly.

Language: 4
Format: 4
Overall: 5
Mood: 5