In a Moment

June 24, 2010
By Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore


It takes but a moment for emotions to change
confidence to fail
pleasure to be replaced by pain.

Yesterday joy sparkled in your eyes like crystals
conviction supplied your soul with strength.
With open wings you soared through both sun and rain
but today in your cocoon you remain, unable to fly the extra length.

In a moment you traveled through life backwards
beginning as the butterfly, then shutting yourself in the cocoon.
What happened to your conviction, your strength?
The crystals in your eyes now melt down your cheeks, joy crushed like a deflated balloon.

It takes but a moment for emotions to change
confidence to fail
pleasure to be replaced by pain.

But as you remain the swathed caterpillar
as frustration bubbles and salty tears stain your cheeks
you’ve forgotten your strength doesn’t lie in accomplishments or looks or judgments
for in these you will fail; you’ll always feel small and meek.


Your strength comes from the wings you’ve forgotten were there
they’ve never left you – even in the cocoon.
Enchanted wings that lift you through clouds and supply the strength to soar
They are an identity, a love, a composition of life’s varying tune

It takes but a moment for emotions to change
certainty to be fulfilled
despair to be replaced by delight.


The author's comments:
Although I wrote this as a free verse poem, I suppose it could also be song lyrics to an inspirational-type song; it only needs music :)

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yoitskody said...
on Oct. 4 2013 at 2:37 pm
i like how you are very creative a discriptive!

Danica SILVER said...
on Oct. 5 2010 at 5:59 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks so much! :)

on Oct. 5 2010 at 7:17 am
AshKnight BRONZE, Mercedes, Texas
4 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Am I mad?"
"Yes, your bonkers, crazy gone off the deep end...... but let me tell you... all the best people are."

wow! that was really amazing. i love the diction you used! priceless! :)

Danica SILVER said...
on Sep. 5 2010 at 10:27 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

I appreciate it!

on Sep. 5 2010 at 12:50 am
inspire13 BRONZE, Manassas, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Patience is a virtue

that was brilliant!!! you are very inspiring!!:):)

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 22 2010 at 2:59 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

haha thanks i'm glad you think it's relatable.  I just wrote how i felt, so im glad someone else feels the same lol :)

on Aug. 22 2010 at 1:31 am
christin.bass SILVER, Eagle River, Alaska
8 articles 0 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
you will never make it big if you dream small. youll never learn if your living in the past and youll never understand if you were to fast forward, just press play and live!

Wow you are like amazing. You are so descriptive and relateable.

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 18 2010 at 3:51 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks a lot :)

Lonleydandy said...
on Aug. 17 2010 at 10:25 pm
I like it :D

on Aug. 11 2010 at 9:22 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
30 articles 6 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

i just kinda made it up as i went along. i do that a lot... XD

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 11 2010 at 6:00 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Haha, thanks, I wish I could hear the tune you were humming to go along with it!!

on Aug. 11 2010 at 3:44 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
30 articles 6 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

very well written!!! u really could make this into a song! i was humming it into a song as i read. great job!

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 5 2010 at 11:09 am
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

I appreciate it :)

on Aug. 5 2010 at 10:42 am
bakedbeans PLATINUM, Baltimore, Maryland
20 articles 0 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
People often ask me "why are you so fast?" and my reply was "ask a basketball player why he or she keep making three point shots in a row or ask a football player why is he so good at breaking tackles. its practice!!! common sense idiot!!!" Charles.C

This is a really nice poem

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 1 2010 at 3:35 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks :)   I definitely will!

Danica SILVER said...
on Aug. 1 2010 at 3:26 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks! I was hoping the butterfly thing would come off okay :)

on Aug. 1 2010 at 12:26 pm
Jellybean9898 PLATINUM, Glendale, California
34 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When nothing goes right, go left"-Anonymous
"Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste to the sky as well as the Earth"-Henry David Thoreau

this is really cool and deep.  it could definitely be a song, i think. check out my work?

on Aug. 1 2010 at 11:58 am
KirstynAlexandra PLATINUM, Baltimore, Maryland
24 articles 0 photos 71 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"I\'m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can\'t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don\'t deserve me at my best.\"
— Marilyn Monroe

Imagination is more important than knowledge...
Albert Einstein

Wow! very powerful and great word choice. The butterfly/caterpillar concept was really well-done :)

on Jul. 27 2010 at 10:51 pm
Alice_in_Wonderland GOLD, San Clemente, California
16 articles 0 photos 620 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I could give up, I could stay stuck, or I could move on, So I put one foot front of the other, No no no nothing’s gonna break my stride, “ –David Archuleta (The Other Side of Down)

You're welcome it was good!

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 27 2010 at 9:29 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
7 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Thanks so much!


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