Today I Am a Sparrow

Updated on February 8, 2018
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Bella is a student in Houston Texas, always reading, writing, loving and learning. She is bold, for well-behaved women rarely make history.

February 8, 2017

Today, I am a broken-winged sparrow,

Barreling at breakneck speed

Toward no discernible target.

Catapulted off course by a snag in my side,

Unable to breathe for even a moment

I am aching against the aerodynamics,

Destroying my already injured wing

And rapidly unraveling my perfect flight.

I am choked where most birds would sing

I am aching

Because I should have control,

And I do not.

© 2018 Isabella Allred


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      Kenneth Avery 10 days ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Isabella --- wow! This is a nice work; very deep and yet so fun with your verbs that are a lot of fun to read. Please keep up the geat work.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 weeks ago

      Your words are passionate and express a soul's deep longing for understanding. Our flights are not always perfect but we keep trying and survive if we persevere.

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      Dora Weithers 7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Welcome to HubPages! I sense the speeding and the struggling of your soul in flight: barrelling, catapulting, unraveling and finally aching. Yes, some control might help. Good read!