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Poetry & Art

Bird in a Cage

My love I gave freely,
it cost me my mind.
Silenced
with my spirit eroded,
to you, I became tied.
The weight of the shackles
became heavier every day
until I finally buckled.
My body will never recover,
some days I can barely raise
my wings.
But at least I am no longer
a bird trapped in a cage
and I have the freedom to sing.

 

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by Maggie56

I was born in Cape Town, South Africa.
I now live in Scotland.
I have CFS which is a very debilitating/unpredictable illness.
I began writing in 2020 at the start of the Pandemic.
At that point, I had no idea it would play such a huge part in my life as it does now!
In 2021 I self-published my first collection of poetry and have since self-published three others.
My writing is now much more diverse than when I began.
I draw a lot on her life experiences when writing, so my poems can be raw.
But I feel that makes my work more relatable to the reader.
I am also a volunteer at Barnardos.uk
I enjoy walks in nature and solo travel.
For more examples of her writing visit her blog.
https://wordpress.com/home/poetrybymaggiewatson.uk


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