A broken winged bird Belly brushing the sapphire sea waves Flaming feathers licking the twinkling twilight Yet alone All alone With no one but the stars. A candlelight gathering With nobody there But one little girl whose face is lighting up the dark. Rejected The bird is an outcast from his family A different being Whom no one understands. In the world this bird had to fight to be heard To been seen To be loved. But in solitude, That bird is the ruler of the sparkling sky and of the gaping ocean.
Look around you Everything is there Life is holding things inside me Words pouring from my mouth Tell me Your secrets Your hidden thoughts That you are bottling up. Tired eyes stargazing Watching the death of happiness What can I do for you? How can I change the world? Lips full of secrets And let them go. Angels flying somewhere Whispering in my ear In your voice. Your ideas And thoughts Run toward the light Let it embrace you Hear the music And let it flow around you You are free Flying far, far, far Into the twilight.
Eyes like liquid glass Ruby lips curled skyward Skin on fire Molding and making herself Into something new. A candle with too much oxygen Burning brightly Until there is nothing but ashes. Grey cold ashes But then the fiery phoenix.
I will never be in the army. I could never die for my country. I would step away from the bullets streaming toward our politicians. I don't believe in war. I know that it exists, but I refuse to support it. Wars are nothing but a waste of time and energy and people Valuable people dead Awash in their own blood. Imagine having to tell families that their sons and daughters won't ever come home. Today, my generation doesn't believe in their country. Sure, I love America but I'm growing up with hate speech ringing in my ears And pessimistic newscasts of death. We're learning a twisted definition of democracy One with maybes and occasionallies And a whole lot of spilled blood. Let me be clear though I am grateful for members of our armed forces for keeping us safe But I only wish that we didn't need to be protected from anything.