Here is my write up in the River Journal for winning their “2012” Spring Challnege. Many Thanks to The River for their work. Be sure and check them out.

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2011 Spring Challenge Winner


 WOUNDED

By Mark Windham

This is not me —

not what I was meant for —

in a cage of wire and wood,

tethered to the ground

and fed by hand.

I was intended to soar,

free from the constraints

of earth,

to mount the wind,

rise effortless on thermals,

to capture the power

of gravity as I plummet

silently upon my prey,

then defy it’s pull as I

power to the skies.

The wing feels good,

strong. Release me

so that I may fly,

hunt and

once again be free.

We are happy to introduce to you the winner of The River’s 2011 Spring Challenge!! We had a total of 15 entries, but it was Mark Windham and his poem entitled “Wounded” which was this year’s winner.

Mark Windham was born in Mississippi; and lived throughout the south eastern…

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  1. Congratulations Mark. A gorgeous poem – the persona of the bird is so well portrayed.

Some of what I write is true, some is fiction; most is merely possibility.

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