I started out writing this poem for a competition. I didn’t win. But I did get honourable mention.
The butterfly spread out its wings and plunged into the light
All around it flowers bloomed and called the end of night
The summer months were humid so and winter was a trying time
But with the arrival of spring came the chance for another life
In the far reaches of the valley the stream passed lazily by
As, in the forest, the trees shook their branches with pride
The animals all clustered round awaiting their drink of life
The waterfall gushed down the rocks to the rescue of the wildlife
The season of life is spring again one feels it in the air
So never forget that after a gruelling winter, spring will always be there.