Cat was not a cat, but a little caterpiller
She loved eating meals and between them eating filler
The other bugs laughed and scoffed at Cat
Shouting insults and calling her fat.
She didn’t mind that she ate lots of food.
She did it because it tasted so good!
How wonderful, I get to eat
Such diverse and delicious treats!
Then one day she went into her shell
The insects shouted, “We broke her down well!”
She stayed right there, and there she stayed
Hiding out for days and days
Then one day she wriggled out
With wonderful wings all wrapped about
The other insects were amazed
From Cat they couldn’t lift their gaze
“You wonder how I did this feat?
Well, I was made to eat and eat.
If I had listened to advice from you
I wouldn’t have survived in my cocoon.
We all have gifts, they’re yours to find
So live the way you were designed
Not to be popular and please the crowd
But to be you within and without.”
© Ben Cotton