Live Bold as a Butterfly

photo credit Ruth Marburger

Photo by Ruth Marburger @2014

Live bold as the butterfly.

Why is it one can fear change?
Do we wake in terror to the rising sun,
each new and glorious day.
Does the shifting axis that places us under new stars
insight despair?

Is it frightful when dreary Winter days
are brightened by Summer’s advancement
upon them with Spring’s army of blossoms
and warm breezes?

Does the butterfly hide in its cocoon
afraid of its own metamorphism?
Or does it live bold
and spread its wings to uncharted skies?

There is change in your heart and your breath
as you stroll down the path.
Through rocky hills, and windy shores,
along with your movement
they change.
There is no constant.

Do not drown yourself
with fathom fears
in the lake of insecurities.

I tell you live bold as the butterfly.

-Ruth Marburger

Photo by Ruth Marburger @2014

About Dianne Gardner

With a passion for wholesome and entertaining stories, Dianne Lynn Gardner dives into fantasy novels both adult and young adult. She is both a best selling author and an award winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Mother of seven and grandmother of 16, Dianne wants to make sure that books which ignite imaginations, strengthen friendships, spur courage and applaud honor are available to every reader in the world.
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