Blackbird | Teen Ink


September 11, 2011
By EnigmaticBeing PLATINUM, Santa Barbara, California
EnigmaticBeing PLATINUM, Santa Barbara, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.'
James A. Baldwin

I lay in a nest
Guarded by my family
Trapped inside a bed of twigs
Barricaded by everyone's expectations
I'm a black bird
Dark and silent in the dead of night
Tears pressing against my feathers
My chirps kept quiet
To frightened to be come out
So they are collected in a jar
With a cap screwed on ever so tight
I'm just a black bird
Waiting to leave the nest
Watching my elders flutter freely
Hoping and praying that I'll be next

The author's comments:
I just want to get out.

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