National Poetry Day is 4th of October!
Here’s a new poem on the theme of change, the theme for National Poetry Day 2018.
The Butterfly’s Lament
Why, oh why,
said the butterfly
did I have to change what I am?
I loved being
doing things caterpillars can
chewing leaves, chewing leaves
is all I’ve ever wanted to do
but now I’m
a bloomin’ butterfly,
I’ve no mouth, I can’t chew, and I’m blue
I’ll just have to
look for a mouth
if I don’t find one I think I’ll just DIE
Oh, look! There’s
a flower with nice rosy lips,
let me kiss them; hang on – I can FLY!
© Liz Brownlee
Why not send your poem on the theme of ‘change’ to lizpoet @ gmail. com, for consideration for posting on Poetry Roundabout?