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Author Name: Freebluefish 2 Comments
Date Added: December 09, 2012 17:12:29 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Inspirational Add To Favorites | Text Only
A Sparrow With Awkward Wing
Often i made lists of words
as other laughed at me.
Cradled a dictionary
and limped home.
Words are reassuring 
for their natures are dependent on their spelling.
Letter craft, puzzling mystery
of vowels and consonants 
A undiscovered knack buried deep 
a gift i could never master.

Often in recompense 
 i would discover my own words 
hidden in the worlds brambles.
More gentle then the words
Others sharpened for me.
Words that did not care 
about my social ugliness 
Or how i dragged my foot behind me
without  pleasant tracks   
i creased my path into undesirability
leafless trees are not beautiful
for those that wish to charm
and prune the trees
 into swan like topiary 

i am sorry that  my hands
twitched my cursive slow
a swan i fear i cannot be
just a sparrow with awkward wing. 

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Comment By: Freehiddendragon on December 21, 2016 12:15:51 PM Report
Strange how we can view ourselves in such differing light than others.  Beautiful words reflect beautiful souls. I have always been quite intimidated by the brilliant beauty of your poetry ....

You have clipped out a swan topiary despite yourself. :)


Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on December 10, 2012 07:05:38 PM Report

oh yes the language of words can express so much and you have here with this poem...

 Always ~ She Whispers


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