Fly Away
Author: Catyrose


More often than not the bird returns to the cage
Confining herself within these gilded bars
Refusing to fly, to spread her wings
Restricted to the familiar
Inhibited by societies whims

A visionary, she was meant to be
Yet rules and regulations
Dictates and doctrines
Have made her small
Living in fear of judgment
Of others in her midst
No moments of bliss

One morning with nothing to lose
Age is upon her
She’s discovered
She has earned the right to choose
The direction of her life
Willing to accept the cost
Before she breathes her last breath
And all is lost

Flinging open the bars of her safe and self-imposed prison
She smiles brightly at the possibilities
An open heart
An open mind
Living each day as if it was her very last
No longer haunted by the ghosts of her past
Embracing life
She flies off on the wings of the butterfly she once was
Before she allowed them to clip her wings
And she settled for a life so ordinary
Watch her as she bravely floats off into new and uncharted territory


Comments on this poem/writing:

MC ( -- Wednesday, July 5 2006, 05:41 pm

Outstanding, Catyrose!

Excellant affirmation. Really well written. I loved it! Thanks for sharing.
Catyrose ( -- Wednesday, July 5 2006, 09:42 pm


MC for your comments. Glad you enjoyed it.
barb ( -- Wednesday, July 5 2006, 10:52 pm

smart write

very Intuitive. loved it .When young we have fear and inhibitions holding us back, as we get older then we realize its time to live
Catyrose ( -- Friday, July 7 2006, 07:29 pm

thank you Barb

Yes, there are some positives to getting older after all :)
Meridian ( -- Friday, July 7 2006, 08:50 pm

nice story

About a woman becoming her own, instead of conforming to the traditions of today's world. Nicely done Catyrose!
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