Quiet in the Cocoon

First the butterfly must submit to the cocoon to be able to transform.


The cocoon feathers softly around me.
I am cocooning from the harshness of reality.
There is a quiet in the cocoon.
“Hold still,” I hear.
As my new wings are sewn with a large solid needle,
to the flesh of my back.
There’s a pulling of the skin;
the pain and promise of new beauty.
I must brace my body to remain still; I close my eyes to cry.


In the cocoon you are forced to change. There is no exiting the cocoon too soon.
The cocoon was waiting for me, anticipating my arrival.
Everything is sacrificed and all control is given up there.
If I could run, I would. If I could hide from circumstance, I would.
But reality is out there: unchanging. The only escape is to the cocoon.
The unknown is gently embraced,
and a TRUSTING is the only thing that gets you through.
I am told there is great beauty and a thrust of wings on the other side.



He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

– Isaiah 53:7 NIV


For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise: 'For yet a little while, And He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; But if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him.' But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

– Hebrews 10:36-39 NKJV


Cocoon or Cocooned defined on Google as:

envelop or surround in a protective or comforting way


synonyms: wrap, swathe, swaddle, muffle, cloak, enfold, envelop, cover, fold, protect, shield, shelter, screen, cushion, insulate, isolate, cloister

Extras for Interest

“…waiting is a vital part of the creation process.” – Emily P. Freeman, in her book: A Million Little Ways, highly recommended for creatives who trust God