“The purpose of this piece is to remind us, as African-Americans or Blacks, of our greatness. We were made to fly. Sometimes the harshness can cause arrested development, and our maturity or mentality can hinder us. But when we organically transform into something beautiful, we develop into greatness to awe the world.” – Anangell Murray

UNTITLED
by Anangell Murray

Covered in a cocoon
You were made to fly
Though gravity pulls you and it gets breezy
Some underdeveloped and couldn’t hatch
Covered in a cocoon
You were made to fly
Consumed by the unstable environment
Or too quick to squirm free and not complete
Covered in a cocoon
You were made to fly
One has finished the process
And my how beautiful are the wings
Now you can fly
Fluttering into your destiny
So elegant and natural in beauty…
Because you were made to fly

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Like this poem? Check out more from Anangell Murray in her poetry book, “Life, Hope, and Pain” or on her blog.

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