ArtisticCatbird2020

United States

Logophile and bird nerd

sending my thoughts to you (even though i receive nothing in return)

March 14, 2021

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I have more wishes
Than dandelions have seeds,
Each wish for one less fortunate than me;
A breeze whisks them over my emerald lawn --
Watch them swirl, some drifting up into the yawning
Night, embedding themselves in the darkest folds
To reach the gazes of those
Who are the most lost.

The wishes are lanterns, lighting up hearts,
The wishes are companions; although they are far
They’re always present to hear troubles and fears,
They’ll remind you of me; I’m always here
For you.

I have more dreams
Than birds have feathers --
They make their way into the ether and nether;
Infused with hope,
Flying swiftly with grace,
They ceaselessly search for the one who can place
Me on the right path ‘cause
I’m hopelessly lost
Wandering under the jaws
Of a blank sky
Devoid of wishes to light the way
For me.

The night is a void poised to swallow me whole;
The night is a garrote slowly folding
Closer as I reach out for help,
My fingers find emptiness; never has your absence felt
So cruel.

Where are you?
In the afternoon, I was riding my bike and saw those big-ish fluffy floaty white things. They weren't dandelion seeds, but after seeing them, I came up with the first two lines.

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6 Comments
  • Anlee

    Thank you for the kind comment! Made me feel really giddy haha <3
    I really really love the opening lines and how you created such a beautiful parallel between your stanzas. Can't wait to read more of your wonderful work~


    6 months ago
  • Nyla

    Wow!!! This was absolutely stunning! The first three lines were simply amazing and it was such a beautiful way of phraisng it, same with the more dreams than feathers- I've never heard anything phrased like that before but it was sooo beautiful!!! And the "fingers finding emptiness"- I could really imagine that! And the ending was just so powerful! Overall an amazing piece! I loved it! Also ooh nice, I love riding my bike! RE: Omg lolll- dw, sameee!! And awww, thank you sooo much! And hahahha, yeah that one's really confusing- if you want to know, it was basically just about how you can't put up an air of independence if you want love, it's give and take and you have to be slightly dependent on each other- but hahah, I was thinking of medieval times as I wrote it so nice for picking up on that! XD And awww haha, maybe I'll elongate it someday! Thanks so much again! :)))


    6 months ago
  • ✧♬TwinklingLights♬✧

    re: aww thx!
    yeah I'm doing okay
    lemme hit that follow button :D


    6 months ago
  • nolongeractive

    Re: Thank you so so so so much! That comment meant everything to me, and if you want, I would love to be friends! Your work is outstanding.


    6 months ago
  • Molly_

    Re; thank you so so much!! Seriously, that is so kind and so helpful- although I really don't know whether to pick the star one or the magpie one! But thank you so much :)

    Okay wow. Wow. This is beautiful. Like, goosebumps beautiful.


    6 months ago
  • nolongeractive

    This is so gorgeous; you have unexplainable talent. I cannot wait to see what else you write!


    6 months ago