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Poem: Broken Feathers


To heal I must rise on the wings of solace,

But with broken feathers,

I see only dirt on the ground.

Leaden and useless, I am nothing.


And yet, as I caress the earth,

I find I can clear a path…


Broken Feathers by T. James, © June, 2012.


  1. Krista Walsh (@krista_walsh)

    Wow. <3

    • T. James

      Thanks, Krista.

  2. Savvyannah

    Wow short and sweet.. I get the feeling there was more you wanted to say?
    I really like it :)

    • T. James

      No, that was it – I wanted to leave the reader with a thought… I’m glad you liked what there was though.

  3. Matthew

    Simple and image-ful (if that’s a word, and if not, I just made it up) :)

    A lot of poetry goes the epic route. And I’ve found I like the ones that encapsulate an idea in a lot less space.

    • T. James

      This was partially influenced by our discussions on the short story format – framing ideas and letting the reader fill in the gaps for themselves…

  4. Gareth

    Evocative and touching, nicely done TJ.

    • T. James

      Thanks, Gareth. I appreciate you taking the time to read it.

  5. Marianne Su

    Love the shift in emotion from despair to optimism, especially for a short poem like this.

    • T. James

      Thank you, Marianne. I was trying for a lift at the end…

  6. Steve McHugh

    That was very good, TJ.

    • T. James

      Cheers, Steve.

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