A Butterfly Forever

Once I had a life common and ordinary
But God wanted for me, life extraordinary

Through hard times, He taught me trust
Relying on God was an absolute must
He taught me how to be worry and care free
To choose peace when darkness surrounded me

God, in my troubles, helped me through
And created in me a life anew
A new creation is His ultimate plan
And to walk with me hand and hand

The time is now for me to soar
To become a butterfly forevermore

By Suzanne Makshanoff

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Sada Vee April 30, 2011 at 10:05 pm

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your experience and your poetry. Thank you also for your inspiration!


Marie Shubin May 2, 2011 at 8:31 am

I read through this all and thank you for the way you shared your journey. I did not know that catepillars bled before they transform…. Beautiful indeed .


Lisa Buckingham May 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm

How eloquently put… Suzanne – I know that this journey has changed you indeed into a “Beautiful Butterfly” Your life has so much purpose… You have been abundantly blessed with your boys and a wonderful husband… You inspire me each time we get the chance to visit… Thank you for sharing your story… Hugs my friend…


Pat Efseaff June 28, 2011 at 12:26 am

You never cease to amaze me. Your work is a gift from God and you are truly an inspiration to me. God has blessed me through you and your special writings, keep up the good work. Love from your mother….


Vicki Johnpeer June 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Thank you Suzanne for being in The Word, for listening to Our Heavenly Father, and acting boldly on His behalf to give children and adults hope. You’re life is a testimony to me that God is alive and he hears our cries. Bless you for your friendship and taking time to write “My Butterfly Testimony.”

Bless you,


Norma Holland June 24, 2013 at 5:41 am

I love your poem Suzanne. You have a gift.


admin September 24, 2013 at 6:53 pm

I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your encouragement. Blessings to you! Suzanne


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