Wings | Teen Ink


March 8, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I sat one day on the kitchen counter,
Swinging my legs to the discordant rhythm of
Clanging pots and pans,
Along with the precise
Chop chop chop
Of her knife against the cutting board.

Shadows danced past my eyes,
So I looked to the birds outside,
Flocking near the window;
Flapping, soaring.
I asked,
“Mommy, can I fly?”
She set the oven’s temperature high,
And replied,
“Baby, you can try.”

So I smiled naïvely and jumped from my position,
Yet fell heavily to the cold tiled floor.

One day I held his tools
In my small little hand,
And looked up to the swirling clouds
With admiration.
“Daddy, can I fly?”
He grunted,
Wiped the sweat from his forehead,
And said curtly,
“Maybe if you comply.”

So I obeyed his every instruction,
Yet still never lifted an inch off the ground.

I reclined back in the silky grass one night,
And looked up at the stars with tears
Threatening to leak from
The cracking, crumbling well.
I asked no one in particular,
For I thought no one would answer my cries:
“God, will I ever fly?”

A breeze brushed my ear,
And gently whispered:
“My child,
You will surpass the sky.”

That day,
I was given wings
And an opportunity
To fly.

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on Apr. 11 2014 at 2:49 pm
iimoeloveii GOLD, Augusta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:

I agree with ravenstars

on Mar. 24 2014 at 7:14 pm
Ravenstars BRONZE, Union City, California
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Wow. That was so deep and beautiful. It went into the truth about ambitions and a child's dreams. 

on Mar. 21 2014 at 2:12 pm
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

<3 i love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3