Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis

by Joel
(Sydney, Australia)

Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis

Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis

October 1, 2009

When the monarch butterfly caterpillar is about to make a chrysalis, it turns upside down and the exoskeleton peels off and underneath there is a beautiful light green, soft covering.




This is the monarch butterfly chrysalis. It hardens in about two hours and it has some little golden flecks in the light green case. Then it turns a dark greenish blue and in twelve to fourteen days it breaks open and out comes a beautiful buterfly.

This is a poem about a butterfly.

Butterfly Wishes

Yesterday a butterfly
Came floating gently through the sky.
He soared up through the atmosphere
Then drifted close enough to hear.

I said, "I'd love to fly with you
And sail around the way you do.
It looks like it would be such fun
To fly up toward the summer sun.

But I have not your graceful charm.
I haven't wings, just these two arms.
I've been designed to walk around.
My human feet must touch the ground.

Then magically he spoke to me
and told me what his wish would be.

He said, "What I'd love most to do
Is walk upon God's Earth with you,
To squish it's mud between my toes
Or touch my finger to my nose.

I'd love just once to walk around
With human feet to touch the ground,
But I have not two legs that swing,
I haven't arms, just these two wings."

And so we went our separate ways
In wonder and surprise.
For we'd both seen God's precious gifts
Through someone else's eye.

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