“Though the flesh be broken
the spirit can fly like an eagle.”
Snow white dove void of wings,
broken heart that wants to sing.
Life is a sham for a tiny lamb
who has no legs, justice begs
compassion from those having everything.
Delicate Arabella laden with charms
was born without arms, but pity
her not for talent she has with
brush twixt toes her gift grows,
painting portraits on canvas advancing
beauty in a dismal, gloomy world.
What a pearl of a girl!
There may be Ella, Stella and Della,
but there is only one Arabella.
Thank God for Arabella!
“We must appreciate talent of others
before justifying our own.”
Gerald Heyder is a published poet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.