The Purpose – Author Veronica Thornton


Why does a caterpillar turn into a butterfly

do you think it thinks it’s about to die

or does it dream of flying through the sky

does the caterpillar have a rough life

before its wings sprout and take flight

it is low to the ground all furry trying to get around

it must be scared of getting stepped on but it has to press on

then it’s forced into a cocoon

where there’s not much room

for the metamorphosis that comes soon

not knowing what others will see it can’t wait to break free

bursting out of the cocoon a new life it will assume

able to soar and fly free beautifully

do you think it ever has memories of all of its setbacks

other animal attacks or the times it barely got away

at times just surviving day to day

maybe that’s why it flies that way

it glides through the air without a care

looking as light as a feather and beautifully put together

maybe the caterpillar’s purpose

is to show us that life is worth it

it does mimic our existence exhibiting so much persistence

learning many lessons early in life

while learning to adjust to the struggles and strife

making changes under a metamorphosis

while in a cocoon fortress

then with new insight you claim your wings

spread them and take flight

beautiful and free

now understanding what life was meant to be

so why a caterpillar to a butterfly

starting out vulnerable and small

learning about life how to get around

knowing all the time its transformation bound

while gaining new insight then take off in flight

exploring new sights elevating to new heights

remember the goal is to soar and fly

being comfortable in your own skin, shining from within

seeing things from beginning to end

allowing the metamorphosis to set in

finding what you were meant to be

and embracing it beautifully

I think that’s what the caterpillar wants us to see

at least that’s a caterpillar’s purpose to me.


© Veronica Thornton

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Excerpt from the book “Universal Colloquies Inside of Me”

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About the Author

Veronica Thornton a.k.a. Vee was always gifted with the art of verbal and written communication although she was never a big talker yet quite the observer and listener.

Vee currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio is a survivor of domestic violence and mother of two. In her youth she wrote notes to herself and others when she could not verbalize what she was feeling. Many thought her writings to be poetic and inspiring in nature. Her empathetic feelings caused her to keep writing later in life as a way to release all the emotions and questions that were presented to her that otherwise remained nonverbal. While most of her writings remained private it was during her educational pursuits Vee was strongly encouraged to pursue a writing career due to her versatility in topics, styles and ability to articulate her thoughts in a clear, creative yet relatable manner.

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1 reply

  1. Thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful and touching piece with us! God bless you and have a wonderful week!


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