Cocoons and Butterflies

IMG_2756That smile she wore was born from sadness
The strength she possessed was earned through feeling weak

The fear of being ugly and her sadness inside
She turned into beauty and joy

Her infectious  Joie de vivre
was born from the crushing weigh of depression

From the shame of being excluded,cast aside, and abandoned
she learned empathy and fostered inclusion.

She brought a safe haven to anyone needing it
This is what heroes do and how they are made