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

September 11, 2009
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You murder me
Another butterfly
kept pinned to a corkboard

Label me
Classified to a stereotype
Ignore my screams
Ignore my pleading
Leave me to dreaming
Of soaring free

You're murdering me
Keeping me caged like a canary
Ignore my screams
Mistake it for singing

Forced to
Silently fume
About small things
like wingspans and elbow room

You're killing me
like how you kill time
Slowly
Hours of cursing your kind

Find me wide-eyed
and foaming
At the mouth
At the beak
Or whatever insects use
To speak

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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Lonleydandy said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm
Congrats on making it into the magazine :D
 
enchanted4yu said...
Mar. 1, 2010 at 11:24 pm
This is truly beautiful
 
xXbroken*soulXx said...
Oct. 7, 2009 at 7:48 am
this is exacly how i feel sometimes
 
halfasianpersuasion replied...
May 12, 2010 at 11:45 am
i love these lyrics. they are so true
 
Authorgal98 replied...
May 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm
Beautiful!
 
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