Wings This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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   If I had wings I'd be free.

I would soar above the world,

and look down upon the miserable earthenbound folk

as they went about their mundane lives.



If I had wings I would dive and glide;

I would swoop and plummet and float,

lazily across the sky.



If I had wings I would be happy.

As a nomad of wind I could travel and roam,

The birds as my brothers, the sky as my home.

The eagles' aeries would not be forbidden,

I would be special.

I would be different.

But to science, I could not be.



Captured and caged to the knife I would go;

The scientists would see what made my blood flow.

My wings and my life would be immortalized in ink,

and my remains? ...Into the sink!

I'm almost glad that I cannot fly.



If I had wings I would die.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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remembermeplz said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 12:01 am

I love it!I have always wanted wings but I never thought of it that way and it is so true!

The flow of it is perfect,Amazing work =D

 
Angel_Williams replied...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 10:43 pm
I cant help but think the same way. I agree with you 100%
 
remembermeplz replied...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 4:06 pm
        =)
 
sallysunshine said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 8:14 pm
I loved it sooo much I wish I could fly but that changes my perspective on things though. Good point thanx.
 
summer.x said...
Nov. 25, 2010 at 5:15 am
just like the myth. very nice!
 
lovehate29 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 8, 2009 at 5:27 pm
great! love it!
 
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