Rachel Henley

Rookie (1st October 1994 / Wales)

Wingless Bird - Poem by Rachel Henley

We exchange glances,
like cars on the motorway,
a smirk here, a giggle there,
the brief eye contact,
the childish mess of my hair.

This is all there ever will be,
and all this will be all I hold on to,
my dreams will have to suffice,
my hopes will have to slowly die,
how hard it must be,
for a wingless bird to accept,
it may never fly.

You are not of my kind,
we part ways by fate,
we feel differences,
by cruel human creation.

Comments about Wingless Bird by Rachel Henley

  • (5/25/2012 7:32:00 AM)

    A beautifully crafted write (Report) Reply

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  • (5/20/2012 8:08:00 PM)

    This moment of clarity, seasoned with hope, neutralized by stark reality, speaks to those moments of fleeting contact experienced in a crowded lonely world. Well penned. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 20, 2012

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