|A moth that looks like a hummingbird.|
Illustration from Butterflies of America
by Lillian Davids Fazzini, 1934
A caterpillar crawls through life,fearing birds and heels and strife.Going nowhere very fast,hoping, praying just to lastuntil the day –may yet come soon –when safety is found in a cocoon.Selfish insect that it may behanging high in a Hickory tree,soon it hears the woeful storythat there is no earthly glorybeing buried in self-pitywhen, in truth,life can be pretty.Thus, when ugly worm grows wearyof this useless life so drearythen it breaks the bonds that bind itleaving all its woes behind itand from the tomb of its creationworks its own self liberation'til at last it soars on highnow a grateful butterfly.There is a lesson to be learnedfrom this worm whose life has turned.I, too, can work to be free,strive – and win – some libertyall I need to do is change.Daily habits re-arrange.Join once more the human race.Humbly pray to God for Gracework with friends in unity'til all selfish thoughts are gonethen, in truth, I shall be freeand my prize – SERENITY!!!
Credit: Christopher Ian Chenoweth at Positive Christianity