Beaked Poet

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Image – Mrs. White

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It had taken a lifetime to develop,

But finally she’d grown the outward

Protuberance which manifested the

Anomaly of her inner soul’s being;

The reality of her peculiar weirdness…

Her different-ness now had a beak.

No longer was there need to isolate

In shame, embarrassment—shunned.

The disabled, in wheelchairs, didn’t have to;

They were accorded rights, especially

The right to be treated with respect.

She never hid her light under a bushel—

Why hide the *unique beak?

Before long, she saw slightly similar

Beaked persons:  on the bus, in the library,

Buying groceries; and at the beach…

That’s where she met another beaked poet.

Her heart had not felt so lifted, full.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

*You have Searched Me and Know Me  Psalm 139:13-15
13For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. 14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 15My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;…

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