Newly Discovered Shades
When I was young,
I was hurt
Beaten, abandoned, and abused.
So I would fly away
In hopes that I could find someone to take care of me.
I would find a decent first impression
And land in their direction
Only to be locked in a cage and have my feathers plucked,
On account of my pain, I flew away once again.
I sat alone in my own world,
I did not seek an other soul.
I sang to the wind,
Listened to the voices of a world unheard,
Saw the moments occurring in a world unseen,
And was very much content.
With every thing forgotten,
​I left no memory of emotion,
Leaving nothing for me but simple apathy.
Once upon a time, I was sitting in the trees
Calmly holding flowers as they bloomed.
Then you sneaked into my world
And I could not comprehend what I had seen.
A brand new feeling
A brand new memory
A first impression of which I could not resist.
I showed you all of my world,
You led me into yours
And ruffled my feathers, but allowed them to grow
Into a color I had never seen before.
Then you became my world
In which I have become most content.
By Christine Jewel Burkhart
March 3, 2013