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Broken Wings

As the sun arose in the eastern skies 
a fairy princess sits rubbing her eyes.
Yawning she glimpses her magical isle 
and her tiny lips, curl into a smile.

Standing she stretches in her treetop bed,
anxious anticipates what lies ahead.
She flutters her wings to get them ready,
raising one knee, she jumps slow and steady.

Hovering like, a hummingbird she glides
then races off with both arms at her sides.
With lots to see her day has just begun,
she never stops until the setting sun.

Racing through the forest over fields of wheat
smelling the flowers, is her daily treat.
Talks to the butterflies this sunny morn,
tests the fresh honey and tastes some sweet corn.

Spotting a pond sparkling like a mirror 
zooms back and forth each time getting nearer,
watching her reflection, no time to think
crashed in a deer who had just stopped to drink.

Later discovers she’s broken her wings,
Lies in bed knowing what carelessness brings.
Six months of bed rest was taking their toll,
this fairy princess was losing her soul.

Finally the day came to test her wings
her will is determined her heart now sings,
shouts out with joy as she reaches the sky,
nothing feels greater, than when you can fly.

Iambic Pentameter 
Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
Contest: Sketch a Fictitious Character II

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 12/13/2017 11:36:00 PM
Beautiful, :)
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Date: 8/13/2016 6:50:00 AM
I miss you too
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Date: 3/20/2016 5:07:00 PM
I miss you and your poetry my fair lady! Hugs, Connie
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Date: 2/12/2016 11:17:00 PM
BRENDA, Enjoyed the way you expressed every line. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 1/23/2016 1:32:00 PM
Love this poem and missing you Brenda. hugs
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Date: 7/18/2015 7:13:00 PM
What a magical journey this conveys. I'm so glad these were the kind of broken wings that would heal.
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Date: 5/30/2015 10:23:00 AM
Great piece of art!!
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Date: 4/27/2015 8:18:00 AM
Awwwwwww don't we all love the idea of fairies! Light & Love
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Date: 4/17/2015 6:14:00 AM
I thoroughly like this poem to the innermost bone. This is rare skill! 7+++++!
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Date: 4/13/2015 8:57:00 AM
such an amazing work :) loved happy to be back here after one year, invited u to read my PYRAMID. bless u
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Date: 4/12/2015 9:02:00 PM
Hi Brenda, stopping by to read your charming poem again. I hope to read something new from you soon...hugs, Rhonda
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Date: 4/12/2015 12:30:00 PM
magical impressions, brenda.. i like this!.. hugggs
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Date: 4/11/2015 8:42:00 PM
Brenda, what a pretty poem you have penned,7, I so enjoyed reading this write that is also my username, how lovely, and thanks for visiting my Captcha poem
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Date: 4/11/2015 2:49:00 PM
Your poem takes the essence of dreams loved by young and old and distills the magic into a happy feel good poem that flaunts reality and has fun with our desires to be entertained by thoughts of wonder. Emile. #7
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Date: 4/10/2015 8:36:00 AM
This was a masterful write and a wonderful story in fact magical. This poem is part of my fav list.
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Date: 4/8/2015 8:39:00 AM
Such beautiful and well-written poem..:)! it took my breath away that I shall fave this.. :)! how are you Brenda? hope you are doing well.. :)!//olive eloisa sending you some hugs.. :)!
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Date: 4/7/2015 11:25:00 PM
Adorable & well-written, every nice for kids also .
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Date: 3/21/2015 5:44:00 PM
Hi Brenda...dropped in just to say hello, hoping all is well. Missed your presence and writes. Take care. // paul
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Date: 2/15/2015 2:20:00 PM
Absolutely adorable, and the rhythm and flow is top notch!! Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 2/5/2015 7:03:00 PM
very beautifully painted piece brenda excellent pen dear friend
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Date: 2/1/2015 12:52:00 PM
Congratulations on a delightful poem in iambic pentameter, Brenda. You make a very good story teller! Hope you are keeping well....have not seen much of you lately:) Take care. // paul
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Date: 1/23/2015 10:00:00 AM
This is truly a magical piece Brenda! This could be turned into a children's book.
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Date: 1/23/2015 3:32:00 AM
I love this pen Brenda you have not been around much are you still having PC troubles? Have missed you and your lovely poems hugs 7 + fav
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Date: 1/20/2015 1:09:00 PM
I loved the way you ended this poem. It is kind of a metaphor of life as you speak about learning not to be careless. A wonderful entry for the contest Brenda!
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Date: 1/20/2015 1:07:00 PM
A very cute and well-done've built the story rather nicely.
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