The comeback kid (w/spoken word)by staci-lee sherwood

The comeback kid

Her eyes open to greet the morning
dew drops on her wings
shimmering blue sparkles
as sunlight 
gently passes over 

Wings stretched as she catches the wind
 soaring with beauty and grace  
as she takes to the sky
high above the world
free and safe
Looking for the light that guides her 
the wind gently whispers  
and catches her eye
as fluttering wings 
dance in the breeze

Once thought to be extinct her kind had vanished
only to be rediscovered
hidden away in small pockets
hanging on 
just barely

As springtime brings life anew
she finds a mate 
and lays her eggs
with hope 
for the next generation

The Atala butterfly has a story to tell
of life once lost then found again
their delicate balance in nature 
warns of peril
we should listen

Lest we forget 
how close they once came
to being gone 
from this earth
 forever


Bio: Lifelong preservationist, environmentalist and animal advocate. Published writer, blogger and poet. I write poetry for fun and investigative articles to educate and motivate people into action. My travels and passion to make the world a better place inspires my writing. I’m an avid photographer and hiker who calls the east coast home with my rescue kitties.

You can follow or contact me from my blog https://www.realitycheckswithstacilee.com/  or twitter https://twitter.com/RStacilee

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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