Artificial Wings | Teen Ink

Artificial Wings

February 5, 2011
By Anne_K PLATINUM, Northfield, Minnesota
Anne_K PLATINUM, Northfield, Minnesota
46 articles 7 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't like lollipops!" -Artemis Fowl

I pave my road to escape
With artificial flight.
The birds can fly,
So why not me?
Ruffle my feathers in the breeze,
It feels good to soar.
It feels



So long, labyrinth’s confines.
I’m off to explore again,
In a world that is just as much a maze.
Icy water, far below,
My reflection brings a smile
To this boy, flying in the sky
Where the birds only know
How to play with wind.
Trespasser, they say to me,
Come down before it’s too late.
Come down?
Not when I’ve just broken free.
Not when the air is so fresh
And away from



endless tunnels.
Suddenly, a shout from the window,
A glance at the sun.
Too late, the birds crow,
Too late for Icarus and his pretend wings.
Only wax holds them together,
And the true fliers sing of

melting wax,

and falling,

and my short-lived freedom.
I fall through the boundless sky
That was once my kingdom,
Now the air of what I’ve lost.
The wings are gone, but gravity drags me
To the water, to the pages of old failed adventures

and timeless stories,


my legend,

my legacy of artificial wings.

Similar Articles


This article has 0 comments.