Bird With A Broken Wing

photo of yellow and blue macaw with one wing open perched on a wooden stick
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For years I wrote poetry in an attempt to clear my head and be creative. I entered a few competitions and had 2 or 3 published with Foyle Young Poets, but I never shared them with my family.  One of them was Bird With A Broken Wing.

So I thought I’d post one of my earliest poems here to ask for your opinions! Please be as brutal as you want, honesty is always the best policy.

“They’ve started again,” my sister says
As she crawls into bed.
I pull her close and hug her tight.
Their shouting enters my head.

I cannot sleep, so I watch her rest,
Jealous of her peacefulness.
As morning breaks, a bird starts to sing,
And so begins my loneliness.

In school, I listen to my friends
Wittering and chirping away.
They don’t know how much I dread
Going home at the end of the day.

Sometimes I want to fly away;
To laugh and chirp and sing.
But as long as I live with them,
I’m like a bird with a broken wing.

Bird with open wings gliding across a clear blue sky.

If you enjoy my poetry, you might enjoy reading more of my writing style in my self-published short stories – Calm By The Christmas Tree!

3 thoughts on “Bird With A Broken Wing

  1. David

    ‘As morning breaks
    a bird starts to sing
    and so begins my loneliness
    in school I listen
    to my friends’

    A poem can change as you write. Edit, delete, find what is beautiful in it. The above lines are beautiful…so you can write. 🙂

  2. ktkinnes

    Thanks David! I think I was around 12-13 years old when I first wrote this so decided to post it as I wrote it then. Who knows, maybe I’ll start back into writing poems and editing the ones I’ve already written! x

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