Songbird MAG

April 17, 2012
By cmgia BRONZE, Avondale, Arizona
cmgia BRONZE, Avondale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
" Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. " -Maria Robinson


Forgive me for not reaching your standards
But I have strayed and made my own
I have injected doses of metaphorical testosterone,
And grown a thicker backbone.

You no longer have any tenure
Over my dreams and hopes
I have risked it all –
and swaggered across Thumbelina's tightropes.

I now wear tight yellow dresses and sway my hips
Unconcerned of your commands to walk straighter,
I prance to where no self-respecting female should go –
the sweet-smelling Baker's.

I have fallen wearing heels too tall for me
and have failed at seducing Father Time
though he said my kiss was lovely –
my life he could not rewind.

In time the little birdie
who once told me everything
chirped shyly, timidly –
You don't fly, how can it be
that you are more carefree than me?

I thought over my response and realized
If I was smarter I could use bigger terms
If I was taller I could have more power to my words
but I am none, so I said
you gotta be you –
a songbird.


The author's comments:
I hope people do not remain shy and timid as the bird does (even though all he really wants to do is sing) and be who they want to be.

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