Treasure Island

Mary Jesusa Villegas


Wings


If I have only one wish
to be granted
that is
to escape from poverty
and fly away
from it.

If I have only one wish
that is,
to escape from poverty
Poverty that drains my energy
Poverty that punishes my family
I will make my wings,
My two huge wings
and fly away from it.

Yes, if I have only one wish
that is
to escape from poverty.
Though I think
I really can't escape this
life-sucking poverty
I guess that the only way out
is the only way in.
And my wings
My two huge wings
is now a childhood irrelevant idea
wings that can't fly
far, far away
from it.

I f I have only one wish
to be granted
Yes, Please!
I want to escape poverty
Poverty that empties my reserved energy
Poverty that stains my family
Poverty that attached me
to a lot of
humiliations and fears and
insecurities.
Yes, Please.

I have collected so much
blood and
shed a lot of tears
Because I want to escape poverty
and fly away from it.
But God didn't make it possible
My wings
My two huge wings
God didn't help me
construct these wings
and escape from
Poverty
and fly away
from it.

But now
the sky is clear
and I can see from
My two eyes
my two huge eyes
God didn't betray me
There's a lesson that can be
learned from poverty.
All this life you shouldn't
runaway
and 'escape from poverty
and fly away
from it.'
Instead,
I have only wish
the wish that is
already granted
from the very start.
I never know it
could happen
could ever be
possible.

I was saved by God
from poverty of the mind
poverty of the heart
and poverty of the soul.
I escaped from poverty not
by my wings
by my two huge wings
but by God's wings
God's humble wings
and together we
escaped poverty
and flew away
from it.

Submitted: Saturday, September 10, 2011
Edited: Saturday, September 10, 2011

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