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From a seed springs forth a plant
Reaching  out to the sun
Branching out with vigour
Into a full-grown tree

A tender, helpless child
Grows into a teenager
Then matures into an adult
Grows old and dies one day

A tiny caterpillar
Nibbling on green leaves
Slowly transforms into a pupa
Until it breaks free into a butterfly

Seasons change
Plants, animals and humans change
Day changes to night
Change is all around us

Let us remain centred
While riding this wave of change
Soaring high into the sky like the redwood tree
Keeping its roots firm underground


© copyright skm, 1st Dec, 2011

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  1. Janaki Nagaraj
    December 1, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Change is certain, change is inevitable and a midst this we have to remain rooted. Nice.

  2. December 1, 2011 at 2:50 pm
  3. December 1, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Wonderful thoughts and examples of transformation …

    Glad that I visited to your blog..
    I can find here beautiful posts 🙂

    Thank you so much for encouraging comments on my work..I appreciate!

    • December 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks! You have a great blog too. Keep up the good work!

  4. December 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    beautiful points made on changes.


  5. December 1, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    birth and rebirth, life comes in cycles,

    beautiful capture of those informational moments,

    Thanks for linking.

  6. MJ
    December 2, 2011 at 2:39 am

    like it! great job!

  7. December 2, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Trees are wonderful things… head in the clouds and feet firmly planted 🙂 A good character to emulate.

  8. December 2, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    The cycle of life written in a few nice and wonderfull verses.


  9. December 2, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    love trees,

    the transformation of a butterfly is amazing, well done piece on life cycles.

  10. manicddaily
    December 3, 2011 at 12:14 am

    Great advice well-conveyed! Easier said than done. K.

  11. Nel
    December 5, 2011 at 3:27 am

    Let us remain centred
    While riding this wave of change
    – Profound.

  12. December 7, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Very, very well done!! I enjoyed reading your poem. Blessings, Terri

  13. Sajeev kumar menon
    December 7, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    hi Terri,
    Thankyou so much for your kind comment

  14. December 27, 2011 at 4:45 am


    Hope that you have had a great Merry Christmas.

    Thanks for the delightful support along the way,

    Happy New Year.

    Share a piece of your poetry today at our poetry party today if you could.,

    Have fun!

    Sending you love and blessings.


    hope all is well. smiles.

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