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The Undoing

Prison Or Pardon

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 17 days ago Updated 8 days ago 1 min read
The Undoing
Photo by Michael Jerrard on Unsplash

She stood and she listened, to the birds as they called

Singing a song, she somehow, recognized

She read the writing, fate left for her, on the wall

A blank expression, replaced the fear in her eyes

Music played strangely, like pins, poked into cushions

Leaves wafted and meandered, slowly to its pace

Everything started to move in slow motion

A strange look of comfort settled there, on her face

Fear began to take over, so she killed all the ravens

No call for help, would ever be heard

Nothing on earth, could possibly save them

She captured their essence and turned into a bird

A master of whispers and a keeper of secrets

No one escapes from the shadows desires

Feathers and claws, are the prison they speak of

Death and rebirth, remain, long after the fire

She made the choice, transformation or defeat

The decision came easy, when morality's charged

The smooth transition, made the contract complete

Searching earth for her freedom, her peace, still at large

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About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Cathy holmes12 days ago

    Gorgeous piece. Reads like a dream, and not a good dream.

  • Phil Flannery15 days ago

    I concur with everyone else, a hauntingly wonderful poem.

  • The Dani Writer16 days ago

    Whoaaaa! Such a haunting poem! Toootally unexpected. Someone should have warned me. Filmed me 🤣🤣🤣 Now I'm scarred for life. Cool writing ensnarement par excellence Kelli. I'll be more careful next time 😁

  • Whoaaaa, this was so melancholic and poignant!

  • The beginning, spellbinding. The end, so much more.

  • Mark Graham17 days ago

    Your poetry really has readers thinking.

  • Mr Ahsan17 days ago

    This is great 😃 you are doing well. Keep sharing good content with us.

  • Mother Combs17 days ago

    This is awesome. Great job

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