From dust I was formed
Fearfully and wonderfully made

The dirt of Earth became my home
And as I crawled it stained me

Slowly I accumulated my burdens
Piled high on my shoulders

Like a caterpillar I inched along
Persistent in my journey

Evading stomping feet and walls
I would not let anything stop me

I have created a chrysalis for myself
The love of Christ protects and surrounds me

Now patiently I wait for the day
When I will emerge renewed
Like a butterfly dressed in white

Composition Date: September 4th, 2010

Holli’s Notes:
I like to write a poem each year for my birthday, talking about where I am in my walk with Christ. Last year I wrote about knowing that I was loved and meant to be. This year I am looking forward to my future with Jesus, an eternity of being dressed in pure white robes while worshiping and praising the Father, while leaving the stains of this life behind.

About Holli Swank

Holli Swank has been writing for more than twenty years and finds great joy in sharing her deep faith in God through her poems. She is the mother of three children and has been married for almost 18 years. She also loves spending time with her two cats. Holli was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in mid-2013, giving her a unique perspective for her poetry.