Sunday, January 27, 2013

Illustration Friday: Wings

they are beautiful...they are empowering.
They are fearless.
Whenever my heart uses hers
she becomes light.
She flies freely in the night...up amongst the stars...
gliding ever so peacefully, in curves.
She tip toes playfully
throughout the gossamer dream fields of the universe.
 Her imagination is tickled by stardust
and she giggles
with hope.
She recharges her very essence
taking it all in.
When she returns home
she carries with her a newly invigorated spirit.
A spirit that is grounded...and positive... 
full of light
and full of peace.
She thrives and is full of love...
...totally unexpectedly...
her wings become useless...
clipped, crippled, broken, and bashed.
She becomes 
chained and tethered...unable to soar.
Buried in nightmares
of reality
her spirit depletes and allows no
revitalizing breaths in.
There is no light...there is no peace.
In the darkness she chokes and begins to smother.
she moves in jagged lines...
with harsh edges...leaving scars in her wake.
Her memories of flight and freedom...
the days of simplicity, innocence, and playfulness...
into an inky blackness.
Life's experiences, indeed, wax and wane between extremes.
Life is cyclical
and her lessons are oftentimes difficult.
Because of that
we must grasp daily as much revitalizing energy
as we can...
from whomever we can...
whenever we can.
To spiritually survive...
we must remember we have wings.
We must continue to use them to become light
and to fly and to soar...
no matter what the
emotional weather conditions
of the heart, the mind, and the body may be.

“Be as a bird
perched on a fragile branch
she feels bending beneath her,
she sings away all the same,
knowing she has wings.”
~Victor Hugo


marianne said...


Lisa at Greenbow said...

I hope your wings are taking you above and beyond all the pain and suffering you are experiencing right now. Big hugs.

Mary Walker Designs said...

Hearts like this were all the rage in high school

Alex said...

It's beautiful :)

PAK ART said...

wonderful words. I love wings and the though of flying off above all this world has to endure. I often have flying dreams - I am so free and have so much power in the ability to fly. If only!