In a Moment

June 24, 2010
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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.

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yoitskody said...
Oct. 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm
i like how you are very creative a discriptive!
AshKnight said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 7:17 am
wow! that was really amazing. i love the diction you used! priceless! :)
Danica replied...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm
Thanks so much! :)
inspire13 said...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 12:50 am
that was brilliant!!! you are very inspiring!!:):)
Danica replied...
Sept. 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm
I appreciate it!
christin.bass said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 1:31 am
Wow you are like amazing. You are so descriptive and relateable.
Danica replied...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm
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 :)
Lonleydandy said...
Aug. 17, 2010 at 10:25 pm
I like it :D
Danica replied...
Aug. 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm
Thanks a lot :)
JesusIsMySavior777 said...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm
very well written!!! u really could make this into a song! i was humming it into a song as i read. great job!
Danica replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Haha, thanks, I wish I could hear the tune you were humming to go along with it!!
JesusIsMySavior777 replied...
Aug. 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm
i just kinda made it up as i went along. i do that a lot... XD
Jellybean9898 said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm
this is really cool and deep.  it could definitely be a song, i think. check out my work?
Danica replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Thanks :)   I definitely will!
bakedbeans replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 10:42 am
This is a really nice poem
Danica replied...
Aug. 5, 2010 at 11:09 am
I appreciate it :)
LuvKirstyn14 said...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 11:58 am
Wow! very powerful and great word choice. The butterfly/caterpillar concept was really well-done :)
Danica replied...
Aug. 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm
Thanks! I was hoping the butterfly thing would come off okay :)
CassieSherman14 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm
Wow! That was soo sweet!I loved it! great job! :)
Danica replied...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 9:29 pm
Thanks so much!
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