ally gunther


Dropping the nest


Been a baby so long
Rockabye,
Lullaby,
Singing me songs of bliss,
And ignorance

I want out of this nest
There's so much out there
Oceans and beauty galore
If only I had the chance to explore

Let me grab the reins,
I'm not a recruit anymore,
I passed most of my tests
Laid a lot of time to rest
And yeah I'm not an eagle yet,
The top of the chain,
But at least give me just a little,
Flying space

And I'm sick of your commands,
"Yes sir and madam"
I can make some decisions for myself
Like the people I trust and surely you must
Have an ever-so-slight sense of guilt?

I chose this lieutenant out of many-
Far and wide
Despite the box of required ticks
And what I can't hope to comprehend
Is why you continue to insist?

It's my section now,
I've got part of the army
It's my time to fly-
You can't clip my wings
Drop this nest behind
So let this happen it's inevitable

And you tried to shield me
And it worked until-
I realised the world that I was missing
And this epiphany came while I was kissing
Him,
So don't tell me to lose him
Or try to abuse him
He's all I ever wanted and more
And I'm all he wants to adore
And you can't tell me that I'm
Not sure
Because I am

It's my section now,
I've got part of the army,
It's my time to fly-
You can't clip my wings
Drop this nest behind,
So let this happen it's inevitable

You can't fill it half-full
And expect me to drink
Because I know it's half empty
Now I know how to think
I've learnt it and slowly
With protests or no,
These chains will be broken
And I want you to bless me
I want your help to test me
Prepare me the best you can
Stronger than any man,
Or woman.

But…
It's my section now,
I've got part of the army,
It's my time to fly-
You can't clip my wings,
Drop this nest behind,
So let this happen it's inevitable

Calm down
Slow down
It's not that dramatic-
It's just me becoming,
A little nomadic
I'll still be the person that I was before
All that I want is just a little more
Freedom,
Wings,
And a shadow of my own

So I must leave this nest my life depends on it
But I'll be right back,
So don't let go of it.

Submitted: Thursday, May 17, 2012

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I must admit even though I wrote this quite a while ago this is still something that I struggle with on a daily basis

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