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February 25, 2013
By SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
SteelersJdog GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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A crippled bird catches air and spreads its wings
It doesn’t listen to the ravens or sparrows
As they flaunt their wings and strut their feathers
Instead, it takes a deep breath and soars among the rest

The ravens and sparrows stand confused
Even the cripple shrieks in awe
For though impossible was his feat
Possible it was all along

In fact, the only cripple in life
Is the bird who stays in the nest
Because every bird can soar to great heights
But few are brave enough to spread their wings

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on Apr. 4 2013 at 4:23 pm
EbonyNicole SILVER, Jackson, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
"I wish I could throw off the thoughts which poison my happiness. And yet I take a kind of pleasure in indulging them." Frederic Chopin

wow, this is crazy how amazing this poem is

on Mar. 6 2013 at 11:51 pm
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

This is a really inspirational poem. I like how you connect the idea of taking a chance with birds such as ravens and sparrows.

on Mar. 5 2013 at 11:47 am
HLNewcomer GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"The Dyings have been too deep for me, and before I could raise my Heart from one, another has come."

-Emily Dickinson

This really touched me. It makes me want to fly and do all of the things I didn't think were possible. 

on Mar. 5 2013 at 10:31 am
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

This is very inspiring. Wish it was longer though:)