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I Wish I Could Fly up Into the Sapphire Sky

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I wish I was a bird

I wish the scars covering my body would turn into feathers

I wish my eyes could see the ultraviolet, those bright colours

I wish I knew how to make a home from broken sticks

And how to rebuild when that home is torn down by cruel hands

I wish I could sing proudly and just maybe someone would listen

I wish my lead bones would turn into hollow pipes

I am sick of dragging around this heavy, weary body

I wish I could fly up into the sapphire sky.

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Lorna Lamon on April 13, 2021:

A wonderful poem full of yearning and beautifully written.

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