Locked within my known shores,
I look with wonder as others soar.
I would so love to fly up free,
while holding tight to this my way.
The blue of skies can be so pure,
It’s shocking really first to see.
The shock soon fades with eyes shut tight –
I can not leave my known shores.
A voice still whispers that I might
arise so free, and then take flight.
There’s something deep that reaches out,
I squeeze it hard in case it shouts.
I choose to live with silenced heart,
it’s safe to dwell on barren shores.
I cannot frame a different form,
than one with wings so weak and shorn.
Persistent still the voice calls out.
Reminding me of blue skies bright.
I wonder if some other day,
I might leap up and leave my plight?
Author – Bill Tidsbury