If Only Wings Could Fly


  
Innocent child, with thoughts at play
Hand me downs, the look of a clown
Ginger hair, flowing long, to the winds wave
A boy dreams, with the idea, he could fly

Cutout box, to shape, a pair of wings
Feathers plucked, by mothers hand
Roasting chickens on a fire
Glue on tips of quills, to set in layers

A length of twine, looped and tied
A gaze to the sky, eyes do spy
A flock of birds, somersaulting high
A blue that carries on, beyond and on

A step and two, overlapping four
The speed picks up as the wind screams for more
Arms spread wide, across the meadows hide
Dust in the wind, floats up to ride

With every stride, feathers fly
A trail of white, gently floats to ground
If only wings could fly
I would be soaring, through the sky

The sun would be behind
Glowing the white of my feathers might
From below and up, a shadow of a silhouette
Those who see, see a disappointment

If only wings could fly
I would strap them on right now
Run and run until feet leave off
To never return, seen or heard of

Ax

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17 thoughts on “If Only Wings Could Fly

    1. Felice domenica a voi cara Simona. Oggi a trattare, farò osso buco in salsa di pomodoro con patate e rappini sul lato. non come il francese che stufare la carne nel burro. Lentamente con le madri dei frutti dal terreno. Stile italiano! Haha. I hope you have a beautiful day. Thank god for translation apps lol. 🙏❤️➰

  1. Ax, you do this every time. I read your ballad of Donnie duet yesterday and a few others too. And i see a similar thread, of the person wanting to break free. I cannot help wondering if it’s a reflection of the deep hidden child in you that screams out for love. And you see that so well in others too. The cracks become hinges then to latch on to. Beautiful, Ax just beautiful.

      1. Ok now this is weird. I do not get notifications from you. I came back here just to see if you had seen. Check your settings, mio caro!

      2. For precisely this! I did not get notification that you have replied. I’m coming back to your site every 10 mins or so. Make life easier for me, mio caro ! 🙂

      3. You have to turn on the notification on your end to receive it. Go to manage followers, find me, open drop down and turn on email notifications.
        I’m smoking a joint right now, so no more technical talk cuz I won’t understand. Talk about anything else, pretend I’m a 5 year old lol

  2. The sun would be behind
    Glowing the white of my feathers might
    From below and up, a shadow of a silhouette
    Those who see, see a disappointment

    If only wings could fly
    I would strap them on right now
    Run and run until feet leave off
    To never return, seen or heard of

    This, so THIS right now. Thank you so much for sharing your soul. ❤

  3. Very moving piece brother. Well written, truly. I had to type in that phrase for a translation. Italian? Not sure I got the right translation…it said “If you smile at me like that I broke a living”?

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