A poem by Sandra Gaal Hayman, Mount Annan, NSW.
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I heard your cries I saw your pain Innocence lost Power was gained Nowhere to run But still how you tried People around you All said you lied You stayed in the shadows Silent screams in the night Distance the nightmares Wanting everything right Where are you going? And where have you been You needed some comfort But seldom was seen Look to the distance Tell me what do you see? A brand new horizon A new place to be Spread forth your wings Though wet they may feel You’re finally safe And you’re being real Take off the blindfold You’re in bondage no more A brand new beginning As you start to soar
Thank you Sandra for sending in your poetry!
Homework: Reflect on the poem
- Who is staying "in the shadows"?
- What do you think happened that turned things around?
- Discuss what "bondage" and "blindfold" might stand for.