Clipped Wings



Clipped Wings

After lifelong wellness,
evading bites and stings,
heartiness is reversed when suffering clipped wings.

After lifelong comfort,
evading darts and slings,
all is helter-skelter when suffering clipped wings.

After lifelong safety,
evading slips and dings,
orbit is upside-down when suffering clipped wings.

After lifelong privilege,
evading counts and kings,
licensure is revoked when suffering clipped wings.

After lifelong freedom,
evading oaths and rings,
liberty is pell-mell when suffering clipped wings.

After lifelong soaring,
evading sprees and flings,
flight is topsy-turvy when suffering clipped wings.

                                                 © Wallace Dean LaBenne
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Submitted on June 15, 2014

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAA XAA XAA XAA XAA XAA X
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 678
Words 90
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 1

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