Saturday, 23 June 2018

Take Flight

Held behind these wires
I am caged but no more than you
In opinion, policy, silence.

My heart flies with a wing beat
Faster than that of any rising gull
Soaring to travel with a message
Around this land of the not so free

Calling for hearts to break the
Ribs of so-called democracy
To wheel, turn, take flight
Doing ultimately what is right

© Karen Mooney

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Karen Mooney's work has been published by The Society of Classical Poets, The Hedgehog Poetry Press, I am not a silent poet and Poems for All. See more at