Chrysalis

Lyrics & Music by Shannon Marie Burandt
Written on 04/17/2020 in Elgin, Illinois

A great stillness on the surface
Passion flows under an icy shell
The process is inevitable
The butterfly knows this well
Deep from the within this cocoon
Love takes a different shape
Time with no one but myself
Where my inner demons cannot escape

A trip inward to learn how to be
Without a reflection who do I see
Not knowing who I’ll be on the other side
Deep in my chrysalis I must reside

Learning to fill the cracks with gold
Fostering beauty every day
Turning darkness into art
Shifting shadow work into play

A trip inward to learn how to be
Without a reflection who do I see
Not knowing who I’ll be on the other side
Deep in my chrysalis I must reside

Exhale deeper than ever before
To make space for what’s to come
Change came with deep pain
But my heart refused to go numb

A trip inward to learn how to be
Without a reflection who do I see
Not knowing who I’ll be on the other side
Deep in my chrysalis I must reside

A trip inward to find the real me
Without a reflection now I see
Not caring who I’ll be on the other side
Cause in my chrysalis my truth can’t hide