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    Cynus
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Musings of a Mongoose - 8. Shadows of Feathers

Someone told me love was like the wings of a bird,

To love like the right, to be loved like the left,

And here I sit, wings clipped and flightless,

My feathers fading to molting sickness,

Within a cage of thought and memory,

What purpose is there for one bereft

Of the wind which made my soul feel free?

I've but shadows of feathers now,

Nothing to lift me up but the songs I can sing,

But who will listen?

The birds I loved have all faded away.

And only I remain trapped in the cage.

Will I ever dance with the wind again?

Or will he remain as distant as the feathers,

Discarded on the floor of my cage,

Whose shadows remain on my flesh,

As intangible as the weight of his caress.

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Emotion captured with heartfelt imagery. You may feel like you’re fading. When you least expect, your Phoenix will rise from the ashes. 💋

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6 minutes ago, Parker Owens said:

This makes me terribly sad, and sadder still to know someone caused you pain so that you had to write this. 

It's written out of a longing for someone life tore from me, actually. Life itself caused me the majority of pain, over a really long process.

But getting it out also made me feel better. :) I thank you for your support.

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1 minute ago, BlindAmbition said:

Emotion captured with heartfelt imagery. You may feel like you’re fading. When you least expect, your Phoenix will rise from the ashes. 💋

It's possible. The wind and I may not be completely done yet. I still dance with his memories often, and I do believe devoutly in reincarnation, heh.

(Note: for anyone reading this who thinks I'm anthropomorphizing the wind, I'm just calling a person I once knew 'The wind'. It's not the same thing.)

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