Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Broken Wings [Creative Story]

"what if I just run away
nobody cares about me,
Mom ignores me
and dad ran off and abandoned me.

my life is purposeless
I feel so empty
all my co-workers hate me
I can't lose weight
and I haven't been on a date in 3 years.

I am worthless.
who is ever going to love me?"

She came to the edge of the bridge,
her morning run turning into a fest of tears
crying out to God--trying to escape the emptiness

she looked down at the water beneath her,
tears falling on her Nike shoes.

I don't want it to end like this
but death seems a lot better than life right now

At that moment
a beautiful yellow butterfly landed on her shoulder
but what was so distinct about this little insect was that one of  it's wings were clipped off
he was broken, just like she was
but yet--he was still flying.
still bringing joy and happiness to the world.
even with a clipped wing.

she heard a whisper, "Just keep flying...You are my beauty."

with that, she cupped the yellow beauty in her hand and kissed it and lifted her hands to the sky so it would fly away...

fly into freedom,
into new life..
                          she knew that she'd be flying with him too.

"See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; [you are]  ever before me." Isaiah 49:16

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