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Below is the poem entitled Metamorphosis which was written by poet Walter Williams. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Inspired by the comments of my friend John Rhinem :

Once broken and battered, love's never the same
It is what it is, there's no one to blame
In every life, there comes some pain
The task to grow and love again
Climbing into a shell of self pity and doubt
Convinced to always live without
The larvae trapped within its cocoon
changes and grows by the light of the moon
By the warmth of the sunlight, a crack appears
New life emerging, shedding its tears
Slowly it stretches, spreads delicate wings
colors so vibrant, it flutters and sings
With grace and beauty, it takes to the air
Willing to love, ready to care
The old life long gone, pricked by the thorn
Now truly is new, fresh and reborn
So much beauty and strength, freedom at last
The Phoenix has risen up from the ash

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  1. Date: 3/24/2014 9:53:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Lovely write, walter

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 7:46:00 AM
    The heart doesn't break but it deeppens with understanding . Nice poem thank you Walter. Be Happy.

  1. Date: 9/15/2012 2:37:00 AM
    good stuff walter!!! rhyming poetry is song's first cousin. check me out

  1. Date: 4/28/2012 2:05:00 PM
    WOW Superb write dear poet!!! I really enjoyed this!!!

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 4/28/2012 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you again Elliot....... Walter
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 12:00:00 PM
    Walter, good profound words, it tells of the strength of love...welcome..David

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 4/28/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you David....,,Walter
  1. Date: 4/28/2012 10:18:00 AM
    Terrific write Walter, thanks for sharing. I like the imagery and the personification in this write. Nice flow, good rhyme and meter, enjoyable to read and a continuity of theme and story. And, to top it off, I love the title you choose for this write. Thanks for sharing. Joe

    Williams Avatar Walter Williams
    Date: 4/28/2012 11:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much Joe... Truly appreciated...........Walter