There once lived a shoemaker, humble and neat.
Each day he made shoes, for needy feet.
Each day he reached for the leather and glue.
Each day he made shoes and nothing was new.
A fairy breezed in, magnificent and bright.
She had golden wings that made their own light,
She had this thing, this feature, this mark.
But she had no feet… and the difference was stark.
She had stubs that stopped where feet otherwise go,
No heels, no arches, no soles, not one toe.
She asked the cobbler to make her some boots,
So she could feign feet and the same attribute.
So the cobbler reached for the leather and glue.
He made the same boots that he already knew.
Like everyone else now, she matched their stride.
She stepped on the sidewalks with glee and false pride.
She no longer flew and her wings forgot flight.
They no longer shone with their natural light,.
She could no longer soar high to go up and see
the private MAGIC AND MIRACLES of her destiny.
She stayed in the fog, way down below
where the people with feet had no choice but to go.
Looking down, she thought and she saw her false feet.
She saw her limp wings and was tired and beat.
She had an idea – a whimsy, a spark.
She went to the cobbler to make her true mark.
She asked the cobbler to make her some wings.
He did and they were marvelous things.
So now instead of boots and the mirage to conform
She has two sets of wings, very much from the norm…
See, she put more wings where before she tried boots.
She ACCENTED HER GIFTS, her God-given loot.
She is the ONLY ONE with wings and the freedom to plan,
So she tries springs, or jets, as with no feet- SHE CAN!
Stubs are her fate, her purpose, her chance
to shine her TRUE LIGHT, and dance her own dance.
Very nice post, enjoyed reading it.
Thank you Kim! I appreciate your kindness:)
I really enjoyed the poem. It so creatively captured the essence of MKMMA and the journey we are on. How hard we try to duplicate those around us rather than accentuating our gifts. How sad to go through life never having the courage to be our authentic selves. Thank you for your post.
Thank you for your insights on my poem. It is how many of us feel as we are on this journey to shine!! Digging deep! Love we are here together 🙂
Your talent is amazing. Isn’t it the truth that we never appreciate the beauty that we already have.
We are Nature’s greatest unique creation!
Thank you Ferial! Yes! Finding our own unique gifts and accentuating them, that’s the key!
Wow wonderful and creative post! Enjoyed it a lot!
Thank you so much for your support, Kara!