This book of verse is a journey of birth and rebirths of trials, errors, triumphs and a celebration of transformations while learning life's lessons. Each poem is an adventure in itself; and as adventures go, there will be the expected and the unexpected, we will have choices, make turns, move forward and stand still. As the universe changes so does our desires and circumstances; we mirror where we've been, and reflect where we are destined to go. Life can be fire, wood, water or earth, at any given time or all at once. Our strengths and weaknesses determine how we survive each of life's elements. May these words bless, inspire and motivate you as you travel along life's journey through the poetry in this book. As you read each verse may you realize that you have successfully adapted to the changing elements in your life and that you have emerged from your cocoon and transformed into a beautiful butterfly.