Wings

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

tattered 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 faith and innocence
and leap blindly into space

© 2019  KT Workman

 

Comments

16 comments on “Wings”
  1. Timeless and lovely!

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  2. jccast says:

    The fact that you have the blog, continue to write, and face the dreaded blank piece of paper on a regular basis shows that you still wear the wings from time-to-time. Unless, of course, you’ve grown a pair that stays hidden until you need them. Another wonderful piece, Kathy.

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    1. KT Workman says:

      They’re in pretty bad shape, old and shedding, but they still work…somewhat. 😊
      Thanks, J.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Another awesome piece of writing.
    An excellent poem Kathy. Bravo. 👏👏👏

    Liked by 3 people

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you, Alan. 🙏 I’m glad you like it. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Great post and thank you for liking my post. Getting likes from a wonderful blogger like you I am very happy and motivated. Again thank you so much.

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    1. KT Workman says:

      My pleasure reading.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I hope you like it.

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Fly away, fly away 👍🦅🦋 for sure.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. 1sojournal says:

    Oh the dreams of childhood, when we thought only of possibilities and how to make them really happen. Who would have imagined that wings could become fingers on a keyboard, making words that fly into the hearts and minds of others? Place your hands on that keyboard. Do you see those wings? I do.

    Elizabeth
    https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2019/05/22/butterfly-light/

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      I see what you mean… 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. judibwriting says:

    Thanks for flying with us.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      And thank you for reading. 🙂

      Like

  8. David Redpath says:

    Your poetry had wings 😎

    Liked by 1 person

    1. KT Workman says:

      Thank you. ☺️

      Liked by 1 person

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