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Free as a Bird

They wonder why I’m silent,
and never say a word
I wish my ruffled feathers would spread
so I could fly off as a bird

abandon life as I know
beginning to live abroad
Amongst the highest trees
I would live off memories stored

There will always be many things I’d miss
That I hold close to my heart
But overwhelming stifling life
Often favours my life apart

Loneliness is a funny thing
I search its place in my head
Some days its like an old familiar friend
Bad days inside im dead

But that’s why we create these memories
Cause they outlast all but life’s end
They are the pure water when all else is dry
Their properties help mend

Maybe I’m being a little unfair
Don’t doubt my love for the world
But the eight steps back after one step forward
Can sometimes leave me curled

Up in a ball away from eyes
More comfortable than a cloud
I confess It makes me cry sometimes
Even if not out loud

As confusion seeps in I ask myself
Why do I seem to rely
On an amazing someone to keep me happy,
that’s it, it’s time to fly

Alone again, now my wings obey
I touch ground for the last time
Goodbye farewell ill see you again
On natures sigh I climb

Everything dissolves below
only the trees’ praise heard aloud
I’m sure once I soar above I’ll see
The bigger picture from ninth cloud

Now one day just like Icarus I might
Linger in the sun too long
If I plummet back to earth
At least I sung my song

I learnt the lesson with good comes bad
With the wet comes dry
So listen closely when the time comes
For the birds’ triumphant cry

Free as a Bird

clayfish

Bentleigh, Australia

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symbolic piece. i often feel that everyone around me and the world is so busy and full on and sometimes it stresses me out how fast life moves. i do have things i do to be calm and motivated and relaxed, but i think that being able to fly up high where only the wind can be heard would be amazing

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