There once was a very hungry caterpillar,
Who nibbled and chewed as it crept;
Eating leaf after leaf,
It could find no relief,
But ate everything right and then left.
So big it had grown over time;
That it soon settled down,
Spun itself a soft gown,
And, all dressed, it awaited its prime.
There once was a very cozy caterpillar,
Tucked safely within its cocoon;
Under layers it’d spun,
Till its purpose was done,
Knowing change would be evident soon.
There once was a very beautiful butterfly,
Who emerged from a silken bed;
Once wrapped up and held tight,
It then took off in flight,
As it stretched its wings over its head.
There once was a very hungry child of God,
Who nibbled and chewed on His word;
Eating Proverbs and Psalms,
She would feast without qualms,
As each morsel her emptiness cured.
There once was a very well-fed child of God,
Whose wisdom had grown with each bite;
Now content to slow down,
Draped in grace as a gown,
She awaited God’s promise of flight.
There once was a very cozy child of God,
Tucked safely within arms of grace;
Held secure by God’s love,
Mercy wrapped like a glove,
And transformed her within Love’s embrace.
There now is a very beautiful child of God,
Whose wings take her off to great heights;
Over doubts, over fears,
Through the storms, through the tears,
In her wings of God’s grace, she delights!