by Milly Hayward   Jul 29, 2019

I would fly along with sparrows,
mirror the sharp turns of the fish
Twisting and turning all around
if only you would grant my wish

For nature is and all that was
and whatever will come to be
Rescue me from humanity
so that I can be truly free

I do not want to end my life
nor do anything so harsh
but escape this life I live in
to exit this unhealthy farce

So please let me fly with eagles
soaring up in the skies so free
Gazing down upon rich, fair lands
would be another world for me

For I am trapped within these walls
in a body that will not last
Dreaming of a different life
now far gone in the distant past

No sun shines here, no natures view
of pleasures now there are too few
It seems my soul is dying fast
there's nothing left for me to do

So hear my plea and rescue me
for inside beats a light of hope
That there is more to come my way
than lay here now and merely cope


A new day dawning new to write
eyes now see a different sight
Could this be now a prayer come true?
a brighter future comes to light

I stretch my wings and sing a song
for I am free at last to fly
Shackles broken I am free
to fly high in the Summers' sky


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  • 4 months ago

    by stormingdance (Jessica)

    I think perhaps those with chronic pain could also relate on some level. Sometimes I wish I could just be free of the migraines, mind fog, and joint pain.

    Your poem does make me thankful, and I really enjoyed the imagery.

  • 10 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    While I can understand your mobility issues, I can never truly empathise with how it must feel not to have the freedom of mobility. This poem is one of freedom of your mind, and what a beautiful freedom that is, maybe only made possible due to physical limitations.
    I love this Milly :-) x

  • 10 months ago

    by Lainie Reay

    It totally made sense as exactly that Milly x

  • 10 months ago

    by Lainie Reay

    Milly, This has so much meaning to me though I'm trapped by my body I try to focus on what I can do and not what I cannot, but every now and then that need to be free comes back to me until I go back to focusing on the can's usually when I wake the next morning. Thank you x

    • 10 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Laine I'm glad it helped. I am disabled with long term health issues that make life often difficult. I wrote it initially to give hope to anyone who suffers from long term illness. Then I thought it might help give hope to anyone who's struggling and wants to escape sometimes.

      Everyday is a new start with new possibilities. Milly x

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