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

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Alone in a glade under the burning stars
Dew moist on the soles of my blistered feet
My belly distended, pressed to the ground
       sinking in, mutating within
The needles of pain consume my vision,
My breath reduced to a whimpering supplication

My skin cracks open, drying & withered & old
Peeling it away from the new
Still soft & wet & waking

This newness hardens my jaw,
pulls my tears to ash
This new body... so proud and firm and female
       mating with the decay of leaves & lifeblood of the soil

My horns of earthly blessings split the crown of my brow
Growing...slowly, agonizing, surreal

And so I shed the paltry skin of Eve
And rise from the womb of the Earth Mother
as a new Goddess
a new Flame
a new Stone
a new Way
a new Song
a new Day

       a new Earth

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  1. Date: 3/22/2013 4:19:00 PM
    LAURYN JEAN, A FINE WINNING POEM.... :-) , Congratulations in ANNE'S "any poem goes" contest. Take care~ Linda

  1. Date: 3/22/2013 6:27:00 AM
    You are so unique...I love it! Congrats!

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 6:58:00 PM
    wow, what an amazing poem. Congrats on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 5:56:00 PM
    Congrats on your win....Donna

  1. Date: 3/21/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Extremely well written piece- I love the concept of being reborn again. Congrats on your third place win, darling, and thanks so much for participating in my contest! :)

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 9:56:00 AM
    I really dig this poem of yours. Great theme with very strong imagery(always nice to see Pagan imagery on the Soup -- the right-wing conditioned religious themes can become over-bearing for me lol). You might want to check for a simple typo at the end of the 3rd line. Some people get offended when typos are pointed out. I can edit this comment after. We all make typos. If you see a typo in my work, don't hesitate to point it out, I'd be grateful since we are publicly displaying our work.

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 2/12/2013 10:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by =) and thanks for pointing out the typo lol I'm very obsessive about that so it's appreciative..and don't edit your comment, it should be as it is and I'm glad you could see some of the Pagan influence within my words..and I concur with your thought on right wing flight lol can't conform with that ideology. Take care
  1. Date: 1/26/2013 2:22:00 PM
    very intriguing piece you have's great! luv,Deb

    Jean Avatar Lauryn Jean
    Date: 1/28/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank u so much for taking the time to tell me!