Transformation Butterfly
Journey of Hearts
A Healing Place in CyberSpace TM
This poem was my "Birthday Poem," in 1995, written after taking a class called "Renewing Life." For the first time in years, I felt that I was starting to emerge from under the dazed-state of fatigue and resulting depression that I had functioned through during Medical School and my intern years.
This poem was read as my introduction a few months later as I graduated from my residency program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. 
    Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
      For years 
      I remained 
      Hidden from view 
      Afraid to show myself 
      or my true colors. 

      I endured. 
      Waiting for the spring 
      with the sunlight 
      the signal to emerge. 

      I begin to unfold my wings, 
      finding the courage 
      discovering my strength. 

      In awe 
      I marvel at the array 
      Deepest sapphire blue 
      Renewing amethyst violet 
      Tranquil aquamarine 
      Iridescent blushing rose 

      I take flight.  

      Kirsti A. Dyer, MD, MS
Quotes from a Friend and Mentor on her reaction to the poem, given as a motivational gift: 
    Transformation is magnificent. It gave me comfort, hope and motivation. It is amazing the power of words.  
    Life here is a challenge, but at least I am the keeper of my own destiny.  Your Transformation poem still sustains me.
Last updated July 15, 1998
The poem "Transformation" is copyrighted 1996 by Siilin Sisu.
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