Why do you have no wings?

Why do you have no wings?

A Poem by Radioactive
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I could picture your toes swirling about the atmosphere, You’re as free as a bird, and I wonder why you have no wings, You're free to break the restraints.

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You were always so light on your feet, 
I thought that if I didn't grab you by the ankles,
You would fly away,
Dancing amidst the clouds,
Did you look down and wonder about me?

I could picture your toes swirling about the atmosphere,
You’re as free as a bird, and I wonder why you have no wings,
When you smile, the way you do,
I think that you’re already gone,
One with the birds and the skies,
Earth can’t restrain you, 
And neither can I.

I wouldn’t want to hold you down,
Even though I need you,
You don’t need me.

Like a balloon that wrenched its way free from a child’s pudgy hand,
You’re free to break the restraints.
I’m grounded,
An invisible weight holding me down,
But I look up at you and smile.
I live through you.

© 2010 Radioactive


Author's Note

Radioactive
This is as close as I get to lighthearted, I really don't know why. I'm not actually depressing in real life. I would like to point out that this can not just be about romance, but about a parent and child. Especially 'Even though I need you, you don't need me.' Children outgrow their parents faster than the parents outgrow them *sigh*

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this poem is so true It is what happens most of the time great write

Posted 7 Years Ago


Love this... the imagery is gorgeous, original, and all-explaining. It works really well.. excellent job. :)

-Coral-

Posted 8 Years Ago


I really like this and from this, I feel that I can better understand my father's view upon me. I know I've saddened him at points because of my desire to get away. And this only amplifies that fact. The last line echoed in my head. That too is true for my father and I.
Thank you. It seems odd to say that, but I am grateful you wrote this because it's helped me.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I thought this piece was beautiful!

Posted 8 Years Ago


I like your writing style, it was slightly depressing, but for me, more of an eye opener. It's a sad fact in life- that you can need someone more than they need you. On that note, I will add that often times we feel that way, when really the other person needs you just as much if not more. :) I liked this poem, and especially the lines- "I could picture your toes swirling about the atmosphere,
You’re as free as a bird, and I wonder why you have no wings" and "Like a balloon that wrenched its way free from a child’s pudgy hand," I found that line humorous! (Also, this title made me think of the song- Free As A Bird by The Beatles, it's a fantastic song and one that is not very well known by them.) Thanks for the great read, and keep up the writing! :D

Posted 8 Years Ago



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Added on July 25, 2010
Last Updated on August 11, 2010
Tags: bird, free, sky, love, teenage, romance, fly, heart, cry, need, want, passion

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