Tattered Wings

poem by: D'Vina Ramirez
Written on Oct 24, 2017

Tucked away in her chrysalis
She was safe and sound
Blossoming and growing

Excitement to meet the world
She cracked it open and bursted out
Thunder sounded and lightning struck

Rain poured down on her
She wanted to fly so badly
Yet she plummeted to the ground

She soon felt regret
The cold ground her only comfort
She began to drown

She never pictured it like this
She imagined soaring high 
and kissing the clouds.

The storm stole her dreams.
How would she ever fly
With tattered wings?


Tags: Sad, Metaphor, Depressing, Scary, Pain, Dark, Imagery, Fear, Deep,

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Taha Hassan commented on Oct 24, 2017 at 11:45am
Sad but true on so many levels. Though, to answer the question presented in the last two stanzas, I'd say yes. We fall, we rise. We're sad, we're happy. Every down has an up. Every Fall has a rise. Believe it or not. She will fly, with difficulty, but she will.
Christopher Russon commented on Oct 24, 2017 at 4:01pm
Wow this this poem is good.it could represent many things in our life Some people never reach there goalies and often left behind.
Frank byrne/Hornby.. commented on Oct 24, 2017 at 6:10pm
Love this poem D'Vina....I'm sure this little moth?....dried out and flew away...
Cecilia Crasto commented on Oct 24, 2017 at 10:21pm
We too were once cocooned in the womb, but we had to be born and face the reality of life, and somehow even with tattered wings we manage to survive~brilliant.
Janet Vick commented on Nov 18, 2017 at 11:33am
An interesting read. Life poses many trials where we rise and fall but we keep on trying until we get where we want to be or we re-evaluate and move on. Janet


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