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Clipped Wings MAG

September 11, 2009
By dr-shadowbell GOLD, Porter Ranch, California
dr-shadowbell GOLD, Porter Ranch, California
11 articles 0 photos 3 comments

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
Hours of cursing your kind

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

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on Oct. 27 2014 at 7:12 pm
M.K.Jasper SILVER, Santa Ana, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.”- Steven Pressfield

I loved it very much. I was able to connect with the lyrics, and for that I want to thank you for creating such beautiful lyrics. 

on Oct. 12 2012 at 3:33 pm
WriterGirl1197 SILVER, Hamden, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."-Socrates

There are no words that can describe how i feel about this. Well maybe one, INCREADIBLE! It flows and it really makes me think! Keep it up! 

on Dec. 23 2011 at 8:02 pm
Tongue_Blep PLATINUM, ????, Ohio
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on Dec. 18 2011 at 7:23 pm
R5andParamore BRONZE, Manalapan, New Jersey
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really love this


Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Nov. 2 2011 at 6:14 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

I love this and all the metaphors are great. Beautiful, yet dark piece.

If you have the time will you please check out my work? I'd love to hear what you think of it.

Ink93 SILVER said...
on Oct. 14 2011 at 12:46 pm
Ink93 SILVER, Waco, Texas
8 articles 5 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
Treat other as you would want them to treat you bacause what goes around comes around

All the metaphors are great in here.....The peice speaks for itself I could tell what you where talking about and everything.I LOVE IT!

on May. 25 2011 at 10:16 am
rockstardream GOLD, I&#39m Not Saying, Georgia
12 articles 2 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you dream it you can do it." ~Walt Disney

I like the metaphors used to portray this.

on Apr. 12 2011 at 6:46 pm
14hipkri PLATINUM, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
22 articles 10 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Is that when you get you're thinger off you're thinger?"-Eric Stopper

Wow, Really Nice! I Wouldn't Of Thought To Right Something As Creative As That! I'd Love To Know What Good Poets Think Of My Poems. (:

on Dec. 22 2010 at 7:24 pm
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1979 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

wow, oh my God, you are veryy talented to have written this! its really good... the words felt real passionate n meaningful.. Awesomee job!! :D

on Oct. 28 2010 at 11:32 am
meganleigh122 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
13 articles 0 photos 81 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to dance in the rain."

THis is really good :) congrats on making the magazine, and keep writing :) beautiful

on Oct. 5 2010 at 9:14 am
GoogleYourFace PLATINUM, Tayor, Texas
24 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You said I wouldn't get to far on a tank of gas and an empty heart, but I've got everything I'll ever need. I've got this old guitar and a brand new set of strings."
--Miranda Lambert "New Strings"

I absolutely understand and love this. great job.

on Aug. 30 2010 at 9:17 am
Lover_that_Hates DIAMOND, Reynolds, Georgia
76 articles 0 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"She was fascinated with words. To her words were things of beauty, each like a magical powder or potion that could be combinded with other words to create powerful spells." From: Lighting(By: Dean Koontz)

Brilliant!! absolutly brilliant!!

on Aug. 28 2010 at 3:54 pm
Phantom_Girl GOLD, Ft. Carson, Colorado
14 articles 0 photos 279 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If it comes out of the lion's will be on the test."
-Mr. Bala

Very good metaphors. I like the windspan and elbow room part. The theme is a little overused, but you put your own spin on it, so it hardly matters.

Himeka GOLD said...
on Aug. 19 2010 at 8:59 pm
Himeka GOLD, Plymouth, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

these lyrics speak to the soul!

on Aug. 12 2010 at 3:43 pm
Kilikilakia2012 GOLD, Gresham, Oregon
12 articles 1 photo 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
Do or do not, there is no try. ~Yoda~

that was kind of random lol i liked it

on Aug. 7 2010 at 9:00 pm
Ashley Milner BRONZE, St. Charles, Illinois
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this is so creative! the first lines/first verse just caught me!

on May. 16 2010 at 8:54 pm
Authorgal98 GOLD, Frankort, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Let your mind sart a journey through a strange new world..."


on May. 16 2010 at 2:30 pm
Drama_Queen13 DIAMOND, Nantucket, Massachusetts
51 articles 0 photos 108 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live Life Like A Song."

Truly Insipiring

on May. 12 2010 at 11:45 am
invasion-of-the-asians BRONZE, Greenville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
keep on keeping on

i love these lyrics. they are so true

on Apr. 24 2010 at 2:44 pm
NervousBreakdown BRONZE, Summerlin, Nevada
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Favorite Quote:
Perfection is simply just an illusion

this is honestly my #1 fav that i've read so far. its fantastic lolz....