Hard Gift – 24 NaPoWriMo

I knew this poem needed to be about letting go and trusting a loved one to make their own way in the world. My first attempt came our preachy and boring. This second attempt is a cliché metaphor but the last two lines made it good enough for me. I have learned not to judge my poems as my least fave may be someone else’s favorite. Day 24 NaPoWriMo.

24 Hard Gift

Hard Gift

Feathers have grown
pins to plumes
Bulbous bird bodies
nestled in the shrinking nest

Fledge baby birds
Fly be free
in the wild blue
Take to the air
with mother’s trust
though the shadows of hawks
like ghostly banshees
skim open spaces

To fly with chance
is better than caged in safety.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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