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My favourite rapper Kendrick Lamar has this beautiful poem at the end of his second album, I've been listening to this album for about 2 years now and only just cracked my own interpretation of this poem.

“The caterpillar is a prisoner to the streets that conceived it
Its only job is to eat or consume everything around it, in order to protect itself from this maad city
While consuming its environment the caterpillar begins to notice ways to survive
One thing it noticed is how much the world shuns him, but praises the butterfly
The butterfly represents the talent, the thoughtfulness, and the beauty within the caterpillar
But having a harsh outlook on life the caterpillar sees the butterfly as weak and figures out a way to pimp it to his own benefits
Already surrounded by this mad city the caterpillar goes to work on the cocoon which institutionalises him
He can no longer see past his own thoughts
He’s trapped
When trapped inside these walls certain ideas take roots, such as going home, and bringing back new concepts to this mad city
The result?
Wings begin to emerge, breaking the cycle of feeling stagnant
Finally free, the butterfly sheds light on situations that the caterpillar never considered, ending the internal struggle
Although the butterfly and caterpillar are completely different, they are one and the same."

Interpret it however you want. The butterfly represents us, as does the caterpillar. We all have hidden talent, but the 'harsh outlook' on life prevents us from becoming butterflies. The system-the cocoon, can be used to our advantage and through overcoming this struggle-we can evolve and break free from it.
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