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"Ballad of a Shapeshifter" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on July 1, 2015

"Ballad of a Shapeshifter"

To change one's body, one must change one's mind

Still, the eagle can fly... yet cannot play piano

Gotta work with what ya got

Realize what you are

Realize what you are not

Take the clay

Take the flesh

Work it into shape

Mold it into a key

Unlock the door

The one slammed in your face

Ya know that red one covered in Ivy, just pass the bench on Love street

Eyes judge as you step on in to feel

Piercing knives, cutting deep

Down to the bone

The foundation

The puzzle

In disarray

Waiting to be whole

A new sight

A new picture


Walking in the sun, molting your skin

Leaving scales behind, we find

The shapeshifter


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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you very much Bluebird, I appreciate it.


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      bluebird 2 years ago

      Thought provoking! Very well done. Enjoy your style and poetry. It is unique here on Hubpages, thanks!

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 3 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      You are correct, thanks for the visit.


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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 3 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      Shape Shifters; I believe there is a Native American influence in this poem. Great poetry!