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Feathers

February 22, 2022
By maemae24 GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
maemae24 GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
10 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie


I used to think

That when I was

An adult

A free agent

I could sprout

Wings of white

Delicate feathers

Snowy feathers

Fluttering feathers

And fly away to my

New life

 


Childhood brings

Out wild dreams

And I guess

I wanted to be free

Like a bird

Soaring over oceans

And land like it’s nothing

Like it doesn’t matter

And now I’m

Just an adult

In a world of

Unhappiness

And judgement

And hate

And I wish I took

More days to

Dream

Of being a

Bird because now

It’s impossible to

Think of anything

That is outside of

The norms

 


I wish I had

Feathers

Delicate feathers

Snowy feathers so

I could fly away

To a new place

Where childhood was

Forever and we

Could all be birds

And shower the

World in equality

And bliss

And joy

 


But it’s all a

Dream

It’s all a

Wish

From someone

Who rushed through

Life to get to

Adulthood

Then realized that

It’s not what it’s said

To be

Just a repetition

Of the same day

Until you retire

Which is a

Repetition of the

Same day until you

Pass

 


I wish I spent more

Time dreaming of

Birds and

Feathers

Because I would’ve

Realized that

I had

Feathers

All along


The author's comments:

I wanted to encorperate the idea of how we think that we can do anything as adults, and we rush to that point, but it's not always what it's said to be. I hope that you enjoy this!


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Samhradh GOLD said...
on Apr. 30 at 10:23 pm
Samhradh GOLD, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
18 articles 2 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dá fhada an lá tagann an tráthnóna.

(No matter how long the day, evening comes)

I agree with @Afra, this poem is definitely relatable. I know exactly what it feels like to be rushing for the future only to find it doesn't live up to expectations.

maemae24 GOLD said...
on Mar. 6 at 7:18 pm
maemae24 GOLD, Chandler, Arizona
10 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“Silence speaks so much more than screaming tantrums. Never give anyone an excuse to say you’re crazy.”
-Taylor Swift

“Feminist, a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes…”

-Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Thank you so much @Afra!!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Mar. 4 at 3:47 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1682 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

This is kind of a relatable poem...As always, your short but sweet phrases make it very beautiful...👏🏻👌🏻✌🏻