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The moment I started to believe in the power of the wings on my back
you slammed me down
broke me up and tore me apart.
When my claws grew and my bones strengthened
you smelled my success and felt it was time to open the barely healed scars on my heart.
And when I wouldn't give in to the power of your being
you screamed me down from the top of your longs.
Trying to paralyze me
trying to stop my growth
trying to own me again.
But I belong to life, to love, to adventure, to the stars that guide my heart towards a future.