A little over a week ago I shared one of my poems that I had written called Rising. A lot of people seemed to enjoy it, so I thought today I would share another poem of mine. This one was written on March 15, 2015. It’s possibly the longest poem I have ever written, but it has a lot of meaning, and I hope you enjoy it and find meaning in it too.
At seventeen she was told to soar
to spread her wings and explore.
Like a baby bird leaving it’s nest
she was told to go out and do her very best.
And she tried way too many times to count
to get off the ground and see what life was about.
And sometimes she’d be alright
she would fight life with all of her might.
But other times she’d crash to land
never understanding how to stand.
Time and again she’d repeat this dance
hoping one day she would get a chance
to prove just exactly who she could be
and maybe then they would all see
that all the darkness and all the gray
could be wiped aside and she could live for today.
For many years she flapped her wings
and for many years she tried to sing
but she would falter once again
and once again she’d need to defend
all the decisions in her life that she had made
and confront the fact that she was always afraid
that she would prove to be what “The Bird” had said
and that thought filled her with so much dread.
“An epic disappointment” is all she would ever be
but she needed to learn to rise above and see
the greatness that others saw inside
and this gave her more reason to divide
the past from where she was today
and this gave her more reason to get up and say
“I need to live my life for me
because more than anything, I deserve to be happy.”
So she stopped the dance she had been doing
and realized that she had been pursuing
someone else’s dreams and desires
and it was time for her to cast aside the liars.
So she took that leap of faith and took to the sky
and spread her wings and decided to fly.
She didn’t need to prove anyone wrong
she just needed to prove to herself that she was strong
and that life has no wrongs or rights
life and happiness are things for which you need to fight.
This time she found she didn’t crash and burn
instead she started to live and learn
and finally happiness she started to find
all those naysayers from the past, she paid them no mind.
From her ashes she had finally been reborn
“I will never go back,” she had sworn.
So she flew towards the sun and bathed in its light
and finally realized that life was worth the fight.
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