Wingless by Brenda-Lee Ranta

Alabaster wings

never make a sound

every whispered dream

are silently earth bound

I can’t make a wish

I can’t learn to fly

I can barely sing

I just sit and cry

with my alabaster wings

eyes can never see

etched in mottled stone

visions turned opaque

forgotten and alone

I can’t make a wish

I can’t learn to fly

I can barely sing

I just sit and cry

with my alabaster wings

weathered hearts get tired

time can wear you down

strangled by the weeds

crumbling to the ground

I won’t make a wish

I don’t want to cry

I don’t want to sing

I will never fly

with my alabaster wings

© Brenda-Lee Ranta

Excerpt from the book Allegories

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About the Author

Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She shares her journey with her life partner who is a drummer, lyricist and emerging poet. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grand-children. She prefers to be less ambiguous in her writing and more direct, while maintaining a lyrical flow in her verse. She holds strong political views, believing in equanimity for all humankind. These views also find their way into her choice of subject matter when writing. She is very sensitive to the emotions and plight of those around her. A writer for over 51 years of her life, she was first included as a contributor to an Anthology, titled, Imperfect Paths,” published by Creative Talents Unleashed Publishing Group. She had a lifelong dream full-filled when her first book Myriad of Perceptions was published by CTU Publishing Group in November of 2016.  It attained a five star rating from ‘Readers Favorite,’ which was quite humbling, being her first book. Allegories – A Thirst for Connection is her second book of prose and poetry.  She is very honoured to share these new writings with her readers.

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