Let Me Fly

Nico Kaiser

They’ve clipped my wings
It’s for my good, they say

Fury bubbles up from deep within
Threatening to burn all within its path

I can’t breath
I can’t move

These chains are so heavy
I’m so weary from fighting them

It’s for my good, they say
But they don’t know me

Give me space
Let me fly

I might wobble a bit at first
But I can do it, if you’d just let me try

Believe in me
Let me try

Give me a chance
It might not look like you think it should

But I’d rather be me
Than who you think me should be

This poem is dedicated to every teenager who thinks their parents don’t understand their journey from a caterpillar to a butterfly.



About Nancy Beach

My favorite place in the world is anywhere quiet with a book and sunshine. Learning is a never-ending pursuit of mine and as a natural extension of that is my love for teaching. Nothing delights me more than to see the gleam in someone's eye as they understand something that they just minutes before didn't understand. I am delighted and blessed that I have the privilege of homeschooling my two children. I also enjoy leading Bible Studies and am always seeking ways to encourage others and share Christ's love with them. My life is changed forever because of Him and I just want everyone else to have the same joy, peace and happiness I've found. To God be the glory!
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8 Responses to Let Me Fly

  1. Chrissie says:

    Love, love, love, love, love this. I’m going to have to share it with a bunch of teens in my world 🙂


  2. Deb says:

    This is awesome and so very very accurate! We all go thru that caterpillar to butterfly transition and it’s not an easy one, and later in life they get to transition again! Beautifully written.


  3. I love this, both the metaphoric meaning and the literal. So beautiful!


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