3030 Poetry Challenge Day 1

I have signed up for the Wordxword Festival April 1-30 poetry challenge where we are sent a prompt a day for 30 days and are challenged to write a poem. Here is day 1 -, bit of a rush as I spent most of yesterday driving to Cornwall.

Prompt for April 1 – -from start to finish

“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

I was born with wings

But nobody encouraged me to use them.

Instead, rather politely

We were to shuffle along ledges

Occasionally stretching

our plumage catching the sunlight.

Mine did, somedays when I hadn’t even stretched.

One day I was pushed.

I found I could not fly,

I had forgotten I had wings at all,

But I could glide.

And that’s what saved me.


2 comments so far

  1. Ruth on

    I really enjoyed:

    “rather politely

    We were to shuffle along ledges”

    I could see the urban pigeons on a slim ledge of a building.

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