We have started something new at Literati and that is Poetry Wednesday. In the words of Robert Frost:
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”
So please enjoy today’s poetry by Deidre. She can be found at her site The Red Velvet Chair.
Tear this mask off, take the costume away.
It’s killing me
being here, posing as someone I’m not.
I’ve pretended for so long that I don’t know
where the charade begins
Take the shackles from my wings and let me fly free.
I long to soar without being bound, finding my path
among the clouds.
Yet fear overwhelms and chastens, drawing me down
again to find
that which keeps me bound.
Not knowing where to fly when I find the sound
of my voice, the choice is devastating me.
My wings not clipped, but flight forbidden so long,
will I be able to fly if released from your grasp?
Or will I fall?
I love this poem. It’s both beautiful and haunting. Bravo 🙂
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it! This one really pulled at my heart while writing.
Thanks! twice! 🙂