Broken Wings

They say in our realm a divine bird did dwell
Whom the angels addressed as Raphael.
His songs made every man’s heart swell
At least that’s what the ancient legends tell.

They say Raphael’s spiritual soul illuminated our sun
& the beasts hearing his mystic voice did run.
The moon blushed whenever his melody begun
& the stars in awe were left sparkling stunned.

Once flying across the night’s dark shore
Raphael was trapped amidst a storm’s ruthless roar
The vicious winds broke his wings to the core
It seemed the radiant Raphael couldn’t fly anymore.

From falling down, Raphael couldn’t avert
Like a meteor, his body violently crashed on earth.
His body ached, as all his veins were brutally hurt
Raphael was physically decimated in the dirt.

Amidst his tormenting pain, Raphael didn’t cry
Not a single tear dropped from his eye.
With his broken wings, he tried to fly
Impaling the storm he reached for the sky.

Although Raphael wasn’t physically the same
Yet a hopeful song in his bosom did remain.
He sang that hopeful carol that eclipsed his pain
A superlative song… that thrilled every mortal’s brain.

Hence, whenever we feel dead inside
Amidst the pain, we must learn to smile.
Even with our broken wings we must rise
For true grace comes at a painful price.


Note: Through the medium of Raphael the bird in this poem I wished to convey that in life our hopes are like our wings with the help of which we dream & we fly, but there comes a time when we are confronted with unpredictable stormy situations in our lives that break our hopes. When we are battered & bruised by fate’s unpredictable twist we mustn’t forget about our goodness, our inner beauty that resides in our hearts. We must rise with hope & courage not only to evolve as a stronger individual but also to conquer the various stormy situations in lives without compromising on our dreams.

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104 thoughts on “Broken Wings

  1. I am awestruck by this poem. I can see Raphael in all of us. We need to learn to embrace everything that life offers. ❀ πŸ™‚
    Inspirational and powerful verse πŸ™‚
    Your kindness and power shines throughout the poem.

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    1. Thank you glad you liked it, just hoped to ignite a bit of positivity through this poem.😊 I myself needed some taking in account that a dangerous girl is a free bird now. πŸ™„

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      1. Lol don’t make me think that my investment in a life insurance is a waste of my reserves nowπŸ˜‚ on the serious note thanks for your readership and support☺️

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      2. Your life insurance may come in handy with others πŸ˜† what could someone like me possibly ever do to you? πŸ˜‡
        And don’t thank me, reading your work is always a pleasure 😁

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  2. We all have a pair of broken wings! And like Raphael, we must continue to fly regardless of our broken dreams. Endurance is key in the journey of life. We just embrace the bad, as well as the good, because we can’t have one without the other!

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    1. Thank you Rulla for decorating this post with such a splendid thought 😊. Life truly is a tale of twisted fates but that shouldn’t hamper our spirit in anyway ☺️

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    1. Thank you for your kindness, such a positive feedback coming from such a talented blogger like you really means a lot to me☺️. Happy 2018 hope for you this year is as radiant as your posts 😊

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  3. I loved everything about this poem, except for one.

    First let me tell you the things that are truly wonderful. The rhyme scheme (loved the internal rhymes too), the dark touch, very Poe-ish. 😊, The flow is impeccable and the diction commendable. A very finely-woven tapestry of words. Delightful

    Now, the thing I didn’t like was the explanation at the end. But I realized you often do that. What I mean is a poem should be open to interpretations, it makes it all the more interesting. Especially if sometimes someone reads it in a way you hadn’t even thought about. Get what I mean?

    Honest feedback, Sid! I hope you don’t mind 🌹😊

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    1. Thanks for the honest feedback, I appreciate the honesty really.. Everyone is free whether or not they wish to go through the note or not, but it’s kind of part of my therapy (for I see writing as a form of my psychological sublimation). Thanks I’m truly humbled by the detailed review, especially the poe-ish compliment. 😊


  4. I love this… I’m so glad I stumbled upon this one. I’ve always resonated with birds and their wings. Odd enough I got one tattooed behind my ear, a symbol and reminder that I can make it through any challenge. Beautifully done.

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    1. Yes birds truly are captivating creatures aren’t they & That’s cool that you got a tattoo. I wish to get a tattoo of a phoenix someday, hopefully someday soon. Thank you so much for your beautiful feedback. I’m truly humbled by your kindness πŸ™‚

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  5. Amazing poem! Just amazing, I love how you used imagery and Raphel’s story to with us all on a more human level. You can truly both see the divinity of it and the humanity in it. Great work!! πŸ™‚

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    1. I’m truly delighted to know that you are impressed, this poem is very close to me coz I wrote when I was at my lowest point in life and through it I tried to project my outlook towards life. Thank you so much for your readership and kind words. 😊


    1. I’m glad to know that you liked this poem. It is based on my personal experience and general outlook to life, this poem is really close to me on an emotional level. I’m delighted to know that you liked this poem thank you so much for the generousity of your words 😊


      1. I got that, Although I would not want to be at your lowest emotional level but I personally feel that hum sabse acha toot kar hi likh pate hai…ek lekhak jabtk mehsus nahi karta shayad use shabd nahi de pata…😊

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      2. Yes like Raphael, our broken wings sometimes enable us to fly higher impaling the stormy situations of our lives. Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts. ☺️


    1. Yes, just like our broken hopes sometimes, wings are meant to be reborn. This poem is very close to me on an emotional level because I wrote it when I was at my lowest.

      P. S. : Some good to know information, Raphael is also the angel of healing as per Christianity. I thought the character might help to heal the broken hopes of the readers.

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    1. Thank you, I’m glad you liked it. I wrote when I was emotionally shattered. Just a FYI Raphael is actually the healing angel as per the Christian mythology. So that’s like an additional layer. πŸ˜…


    1. I wrote this as a poetic prayer for myself when I had to spend an entire cold winter night at a bus stop, outside the hospital knowing that my father was terminally ill with cancer. So yea it’s pretty close to me on an emotional level. I’m glad that my words could connect with you this way. My heart melts with delight and gratitude witnessing the generosity of your feedbacks. Thank you for your love and support!πŸ™


  6. Through the bird’s example you’ve delivered a very strong message!
    This post reminded me of a quote I’d read one of these days…
    ” Sometimes when you’re in a dark place, you think you’ve been buried but actually you’ve been planted!”
    And the fact that you wrote it at the bus stop on a chilling night adds even more richness to this poem!
    Keep edifying us with your beautiful words. πŸ’

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    1. Yes sometimes it’s when we break that we tend to rediscover ourselves so yes this poem is a different emotional level for me. Thanks for sharing that lovely quote and providing your incredible feedback!

      PS. Raphel is the angel of healing as per Christian belief, that’s another layer to the poem that some of my readers highlighted so just thought of sharing the same with you. 😁

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      1. I don’t know how you read that disguised question in my comment. 😱
        I wanted to ask you why you chose Raphel but later decided against it! Thanks a lot for sharing that Siddharth!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘

        P.S. I had thought it might have some connection with Raphael plane about which I’d heard in news.πŸ˜‚

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      2. Well honestly I didn’t choose it on purpose keeping in mind that Raphel is the angel of healing. Tbh, it rhymed well with the rhyming scheme of the first stanza so later when some followers highlighted the origin of the name I was pleasantly surprised to understand how well it fitted in.

        P. S. You gave it a new dimension comparing it to the plane. πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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      3. Found it, its by Albert Einstein. Some good to know info for something that’s close to your heart. I’m personally a fan of Rumi’s quotes give them a read if you ever get time. They are pretty good. 😁

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