Why have you never been happy? Asked the caterpillar
I do not know, said the worm
For I have tried, to find meaning in wriggling through mud
Surely I have put effort into higher purpose
Yet it eludes me for certain
And the caterpillar
For he would soon transfer his frustration
Into colored flight
Becoming even if for a short while
A thing of polination and cast of beauty
Surely people wept when his life, so short, would end
And still they taunt the worm though it cleanses the earth
For we are kinder to beauty than usefulness
And our lot is hard to fathom
From a ninety degree turn
Walking as we do, on top of the worm
23 thoughts on “The worm”
This is gorgeous ❤
And the fruit of the flower the butterfly will pollinate will, one way or another feed the worm. And, as Hamlet said, by way of a worm; “… a king may go a progress through the guts of a beggar.”
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TheFeatheredSleep poems on worms and caterpillars.
Pure, straightforward, special. Thanks for sharing this work!
Really enjoyed this.
A metaphor in all its glory when life is too busy being life. You’re writing it out and creatively too. Keep at it. Move the mountains, yell at the moon, and be the wind. I wish you peace from this moment forward.
Masterful writing, Candice. I would echo what trE says. 💕
Peace, Betty. Thank you. I hope you are well.
Wow. What a perspective.
Love the last two lines!! Poor worms, so unappreciated, yet so important
The worm, is unhappy, perhaps, because it doesn’t realize what it’s to become in the futures, like the caterpillar already knows of its futures as a beautitful butterfly?
Fantastic words penned for a worm. Great poem.
A profound statement!
Such a sorrowful insight so brilliantly written. ღ
There’s a lot to think about in this one.
Just when I think I have a new favorite of yours just a few days ago….you go a along and do it again….. 🙂
Bravo Bella sister dear…. and bear hugs to you from many miles away… xx love ya
Same to you, trE. I hope you’re well also. Good to hear from you!
Wonderful, love it
Such powerful insights, and so beautifully-told, Candice. 🙂
Thanks dear Carol
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