A different kind of animal

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She’s a different kind of animal.
She mostly walks but sometimes flies.
She’s fallen more times than she cares to remember,
But each time she claws her way
From the murky pond of despair
Laying helpless on the banks of her sorrows,
Waiting for her wings of hope to dry.

She’s a different kind of animal.
She soars again, eventually,
But her wings are tired of flying against the wind.
The energy it takes seems hard to find.
She has battled more times than she wanted to.
For once she’d like to rest in peace and safety.

She’s a different kind of animal.
Her sad eyes tell a thousand tales of pain.
She smiles at strangers hoping for connection.
She searches for sincerity in everyone.
She tries to make a difference some how.
But she wonders if it’s all a waste of time.

She’s a different kind of animal.
Her spirit is battered and bruised.
For once she’d like to know true love.
But what she wants is somehow irrelevant.
Her heart’s only companion is loneliness.
How ironically absurd to want what she cannot have!

She’s a different kind of animal.
This time it seems her wings refuse to dry.
She’s crawling on bloody knees
Her salty tears sting her wounds
This time she may never fly again.

 


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Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: February 24 2017
Originally published: February 28 2017
Copyright ยฉ 2016 Inner Ramblings Boulevard


18 thoughts on “A different kind of animal”

  1. This is lovely and sad but from all this, she is a different kind of animal because it still sounds like she’s not ready to give up if she’s crawling on her bloody knees. Moving is effort and effort is beautiful…..what a beautiful animal she is.

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  2. Sad…..but so many of us are fighters aren’t we? Forever moving forward in time, even if not in progress…..forcing our feet forward, sometimes wondering if hope is inner fortitude or delusion. However, quitting is not an option. ๐Ÿ’–

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