Home of the Brave

Written by: kathryn collins

Schackled the child cast in shame
by a father's disapproval.

Clipped the fledgling un-nuzzled
by an indifferent mother.

Brave the neglected one and
miraculous her recovery 

climbing with effortful feet 
the mountain to sun and stars.

┬ęKathryn McLoughlin Collins
December 5, 2012