Her Wings

Written by: Lily Mayfield

They’re broken
She can no longer fly
She spoke the unspoken
Everyone asked why

She held up her head
When her world was crashing down

She was brave
She stood tall
We watched her cave
We watched her fall

She bled and bled
Without a frown

We don’t understand
She had such grace
She ruled this land
She left this place

What a catastrophe
Such a surprise 

She carried beauty
Why did she leave
This wasn’t her duty
Now we grieve

She lived with agony
We didn't see it in her eyes

Everybody sings
We wish she had woken
Her wings
They’re now broken

Written in October 2012