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Comfy in My Feathers

Comfy in My Feathers

A Poem by barleygirl
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inspired by Emmajoy . . .

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A life of abandon hopping the heathers
so unsettled fussing over one’s feathers
shades of ebony bleeding into bronze
“no gold plumage?” moaned the morons.

Superficial slobs lament drab attire
instead of prizing the freedom to fly higher
now I know trolls will squawk their envy
grounded by their outlooks oh-so-heavy.

Sometimes it can take a decade or four
to finally awaken from an oblivious snore
never too late to cherish a feathery crown
take a flight of fancy in a shimmering gown.

An old bird now, my sheen is worn and shabby
my wings are weak, my belly’s grown flabby
autumn is upon me, my days are numbered
finally in my feathers I feel unencumbered.




© 2017 barleygirl



Author's Note

barleygirl
Emmajoy's writing helps me feel more comfortable in my feathers *smile*

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How beautifully done...the essence of growth and wisdom over the years, gathered and used to purpose. I find this liberating, I myself of late have gotten to the point where my feathers may be a little dusty and matted but they are my feathers so I fluff them up with a smile and sense of freedom lol Lovely to read you today hon :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by to read me & share your thoughts about getting comfy in our skin! *smile*



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Love this I'm more comfortable in my own skin now than I was when young and a twig

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

A lovely human irony, the way we can't appreciate our lithe youthfulness until we've lost it! *smile.. read more
If there is such a thing as 'growing old gracefully' then this epitomizes that feeling exactly. But, growing old does not require grace, it needs grit and defiance, a willingness to spit in the face of Father Time, it needs what I read in this poem, ATTITUDE.
My desire is still to reach 90 and have people wonder if I'll ever grow up.
Good write, Bgirl. For all us 'old codgers'


Posted 2 Months Ago


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barleygirl

2 Months Ago

Oh dear! 90??? I'm just hobbling thru my 60's wondering if I'll see 70!!! *smile* Thanks for your aw.. read more
love this a lot
we are all growing old
every one of us
love the way you wrote this


Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

2 Months Ago

I wish I could've been more uninhibited back when I had everything physically! *wink! wink!* Thanks .. read more
How beautifully done...the essence of growth and wisdom over the years, gathered and used to purpose. I find this liberating, I myself of late have gotten to the point where my feathers may be a little dusty and matted but they are my feathers so I fluff them up with a smile and sense of freedom lol Lovely to read you today hon :)

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you for stopping by to read me & share your thoughts about getting comfy in our skin! *smile*
This was a very beautiful and delightful read. Thank you for finding inspiration in writing out such an artistic, word filled, poem as such. This truly was lovely, and I believe even my own mother would have loved it too.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Sorry I haven't thanked you in a timely way! Sometimes my computer "hangs" then I forget what I've d.. read more
Maria

3 Months Ago

Its ok Margie, I totally understand, and in the end, I always relish on each review and word of enco.. read more
My feathers are no longer in their prime but at last they take me where i want to go and when i want to go and i soar in my late found freedom to happiness

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

YOU HEAR ME PERFECTLY! Love your expression of how this feels . . . your words could be a companion .. read more
A superb little fun write that made me chuckle no end my friend & yes she is an inspiration...

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Thank you so much for sharing your kind enjoyment! (((HUGS)))
Neville Pettitt

3 Months Ago

My pleasure, as always hugs reciprocated.....N
dear Margie... as clouds tell stories I see shadows of angel wings when I read your poetry. A sense of wonderment leaves me collected and I spread my wings... another day of discovery. "never too late to cherish a feathery crown... take a flight of fancy in a shimmering gown" That would be me. I am at the "stroke" age... had a sample... just enough to not overdue sugary maple. "Autumn is upon me, my days are numbered... finally in my feathers I feel unencumbered." Thank you for a warm cup of tea and crumpets. Delicious! truly, Pat

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Your review is so poetic, it's an inspiration that keeps on giving! I always appreciate when my poet.. read more
Patricia Wedel

3 Months Ago

Margie... you are welcome... truly, Pat
These of yours should be collected into an illustrated book to cheer us all in these days of uncertainty and hatred. You are a balm to the soul. I love the irrelevance here.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

Your words are encouraging & soothing! I try to overcome the temptation to rant about the messed up .. read more
The exterior may fade - but the inside never grows old; one’s manner, presentation, conveyance of expression and understanding of our own individuality is the key to projecting our own abilities in any situation! These are just some of the interpretations I got from your wonderful write – amazing … :-)

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

barleygirl

3 Months Ago

What you've written here reminds me of how, when I first became disabled, I defined myself in my min.. read more

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