Wings

the wings are still there
propped in a dark corner
of a forgotten room
since childhood

shaggy and moth-eaten
dull gray with dust
feathers drooping
beneath Time’s weight

they whisper of a dream
where anything is possible
where I can fly
if only I believe

and possess a child’s courage
to strap on gossamer wings
constructed of innocence and faith
and leap blindly into space

©2018 July Day

free verse



Image by Alan from Pixabay

Author: Julydase

Writer, artist, newbie Tarot reader, thinker.

17 thoughts on “Wings”

    1. Thank you, Jeff. The last few Thursdays, I’ve been posting an old poem of mine—a Throwback Thursday thing. I thought about starting a prompt based on this, but since my blog is relatively new and I don’t have many followers, l don’t think I would have much, if any, participation. Maybe somewhere down the road….

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      1. You’re welcome, July. Always. It’s fun to repost things sometimes. There was a time when I participated in prompts more often, especially Sadje’s, at Keep it Alive, alas, today there’s not as much time. Well, maybe in the future. Doing a prompt is a good way to increase the visibility of a blog. Happy weekend, my friend.

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  1. Lovely. I have years of hand written verses. I can’t even imagining sifting through them.
    I used to do more prompts too… I even tried hosting once. You need to do what you are comfortable doing. Part of my issue with some prompts is that I cannot visit all of the folks who post on them. I feel bad… but I do try and return visits.

    Just for a positive spin… I saw a darker swallowtail butterfly while attempting some weeding today!

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    1. I have trouble just trying to read—let alone, comment—on the posts of people I follow. Right now, I participate in one prompt, and am thinking about taking part in one that concerns photo editing. I also try to squeeze in painting time, reading time, and family time. There are just so many hours in a day.
      Ah, a swallowtail…they are lovely little creatures. 💕🦋🦋🦋💕

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