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Broken Wing

She seems simple, maybe faulted
From the outside looking in
Perhaps she is -- a little
As she takes it on the chin

“She clearly likes the peril,”
Judged outsiders, where they stared
At times, she's been in danger;
Her secrets -- nary shared

Her heart shards fall asunder
Days to weeks and months to years
She cries a weary token
Of nearly hidden tears

One child is safely playing
Sharing laughter as they build
A rock and sandy fortress
Where his memories are filled

With broken wing appendage
Flutters wildly; the decoy
The fox will see her only
Not the nesting little boy

“You should not stay and suffer,”
Squawking downward as they soar
Take no risk; do not alight
See, death hovers at your door

"Leave the babe behind you
In the bracken, without veil."
Where tiny twigs are snapping
It matters not he’s frail…


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Here, I share, with stark honesty, my life.


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The following comments are for "Broken Wing"
by FeliciaStone

reason and
Barring violent opposition, mediocre minds abound on this site, so it's a rare pleasure to find someone in possession of a truly poetic imagination. You have the gift of transforming an examined life in a work of literature, and I thank you for sharing your gift of insight. Kudos!

( Posted by: metrozol [Member] On: March 6, 2012 )

Metrozol-Broken Wing
Thanks so much. I appreciate your generous comment.

Best,
Felicia

( Posted by: FeliciaStone [Member] On: March 16, 2012 )





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