Emergence…

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She had a perfect life…

Love…passion…family…

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One day…

The world crushed her…

Sent so much agony…barraged…

She didn’t know how to go on…

Her children…

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She would wrap herself in a cocoon and brave this painful new world…

To spite incoming insidious cruelty…

She withstood the severest of storms…

Onslaught after onslaught…

Cocoon standing strong…

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One beautiful day she knew she was free from oppression….

She knew she had won…

This battle of her life…

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Now she begins the journey into this new unknown world…

First…she must break out of her cocoon…

Slow and steady…

Gently like the butterfly…

Strong… yet so very fragile…

It is not a quick process…

She is the only one who can break herself free…

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And like the butterfly…

If she doesn’t do it on her own…

She will not survive the new world…

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Copyright © 2012 Christina Brownlee

40 thoughts on “Emergence…

  1. Beautiful words 🙂

    Fantastic poem, so fitting of what you have gone through, and so glad you are coming out the other side now. Your friends are there to help you emerge 🙂 You will get there.

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  2. Beatifully written… and, of course, the perfect metaphor 🙂 Sometimes we have to cocoon ourselves, to protect our hearts and our souls, but there must always come a time when we must break free and find the sun again.

    I like to think it’s warmer on the outside 🙂

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  3. Oh Christina – reading-this was the highlight of my day! So beautiful – filled with inner wisdom and strength and grace. I am so happy for your transformation. Tears here actually. You have become such an eloquent writer. So proud and sending so much love to you dearest beloved friend!! xxoo

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    • Robyn 😀 !! I’m so so very glad….I’m just smiling away knowing that this was a day brightener for you!! And beaming from your very generous praise!! Thank you so so very much!! 😀 !

      I’m sending ‘you’ so so much love and healing hugs dearest beloved (love that word!!!) friend ♥♥♥♥ !!!

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  4. This is such a lovely poem Chrstina, a journey from the depths of darkness only to ’emerge’ above it and carry on with your growth a much stronger women. You’ve expressed this beautifully.x

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    • Chris, thank you sweet friend!!! I guess I’m feeling that cocoon just falling away….it is incredibly helpful to have such amazing friends and support here as I spread my wings!! For that, I am thankful for all my sweet friends….like you!! 🙂 Hugs ~

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  5. It has been an honor to be allowed to watch your transformation from unfathomable pain and cruelty to hope and grace, fragile yet strong. I am so moved by your courage Christina. Have a blessed weekend. 🙂

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    • Thank you so much LuAnn!!! 😀 It means so much to me to read such amazingly wonderful encourgament from you!! You are cherished sweet friend!! 🙂 Hope you also have a spectacular weekend!! Hugs ~

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  6. A few weeks ago, you may recall, the Elephant wrote about a butterfly.
    Your poem outshines his as you outshine any butterfly, however beautiful.
    You constantly amaze.

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    • Wellll, I think AnElephant is the sweetest of his kind, too sweet… for your poem about butterflies was simply exquisite, ethereal….although I do so so very much appreciate your very sweet and generous praise!!! 😀 Hugs ~

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