I Had Wings

April 25, 2018
By XGUZMAN19 SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
XGUZMAN19 SILVER, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”
― Anne Lamott


I had wings
To soar the sky
'Til my feathers fell off
An issue I couldn’t deny
But chose I would not dwell

I had wings to escape
'Til they put me in a cage
As much as I wanted to leave
I resided with rage

I had wings to fly
From every passerby
Higher and higher
Further and further
I became lost in the sky
Not a bird nor a fly

I had wings

Feathers so light
Ready for flight
To escape my plight

'Til my feathers fell
'Til the last one dropped
And I could fly no longer
So I finally walked


The author's comments:

This piece was originally written and inspired by reading from The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez my sophomore year of high school. As a project, we had to write a poem. This poem flowed out of me so easily and beautifully. I wrote it in 15 minutes. Sometimes our best work comes out quickly.


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