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Metamorphosis

written by: Maggie Chatterton

@Mag_Chatterton

 

We shed our childhood skin
To unveil the adult hide,
Revealing a new self
While mourning the old.
Every drop of innocence
Drops away like leaves
On a dying winter's tree.
The beauty we saw through
Our child eyes
Has been ripped away
When adult vision
Was transplanted inside.
Our delicate dragonfly wings
Have been splintered
And torn away from our backs,
Leaving us grounded
And unable to fly with the clouds,
Hover over the ponds
And venture to whatever land
That our heart may please.
We shed ourselves as we grow up
And we lose something important
That we’ll never reclaim
Because once the knife plunges deep
You can't take back what was done,
Only live our lives around it.

Maggie Chatterton

Maggie Chatterton

Maggie Chatterton made her debut as a poet in February 2015 with the collection This Lullaby. Her second collection, This Madness, is set to be released July 6th.
She writes poems to vent her emotions and thoughts. But most of all, she write because it's what she loves to do.
Maggie Chatterton

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