I Had Wings by Xiomara Guzmán ’19

I had wings

To soar the sky

‘Til my feathers fell off

An issue I couldn’t deny

But chose I would not dwell

 

I had wings to escape

‘Til they put me in a cage

As much as I wanted to leave

I resided with rage

 

I had wings to fly

From every passerby

Higher and higher

Further and further

I became lost in the sky

Not a bird nor a fly

 

I had wings

 

Feathers so light

Ready for flight

To escape my plight

 

‘Til my feathers fell

‘Til the last one dropped

And I could fly no longer

So I finally walked