July 23, 2008
I remember the night so well
The night I saw you
You were flying high
Soaring above the rest; defiant
The world watched you
Sparkling and shining compared to us
Your beauty and power caught my eye
Like a star in the sky
My greed caught me that night
And overcame all my other senses
I reached up and grabbed you
Pulling you away from everything true
Wanting you for myself, and for no other
I ripped away your protection
So brittle and vulnerable you were
I took away your wings
I took away everything you knew
I left your body for the scavengers
And locked your soul away in my power

I regret what I did now
My feelings overcoming my thoughts
That night I took something out of the sky
That held reason for life itself
I never knew what you truly were
All I knew the moment that I saw you
Was that you were the most precious thing to the world
To human kind you were everything

Now you are beyond repair
I ripped you so
You lost everything
While I gained nothing
I, human kind, saw something made of honor
And out of greed tore it down

Freedom, you belong in the sky
For everyone to share
Your wings restored

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