Broken wings try to open.
Broken wings strain to fly.
Broken wings spread, but pained.
Broken wings that have been crushed.

Crushed by every tear ever shed.
Crushed by memories too painful to stand.
Crushed by the comments of cruel hearts.
Crushed, never more to fly.

Never more to grace the sky.
Never more to soar over clouds.
Never more to fill with air.
Never more to rise with my spirit.

My spirit that pulses faintly within me.
My spirit that struggles to exist.
My spirit that seeks freedom.
My spirit that is what carries me forward.