I wrote a poem; I hope y'all like it!
The Ostrich Who Could Fly
Once as I was walking
Across a barren land,
I chanced upon an ostrich
With his head half in the sand.
I stopped awhile, listened closely,
The ostrich was now weeping
I asked him what was wrong;
He didn't answer; silence creeping.
He straightened his long neck,
And pointed to the sky
I craned my neck to see and I saw
Ostriches that could fly.
Tears were running down his cheeks,
I asked him,"Didn't you try?"
"I did," he said, his voice cracking,
"I s'pose I'm not meant to fly."
"Try a thousand times," I said,
"You'll fly eventually, you'll see,
Just because you couldn't fly then
Doesn't mean that's all you can be."
The ostrich nodded, wiped his tears,
I left him to his devices,
Life's too short to be bogged down
By these insignificant crises.
A few months later, I walked again
Across that barren land,
I'd forgotten all about
The ostrich in the sand.
But then I saw a shadow
On the ground ahead of me
And I remembered the ostrich
Who had wanted to be free.
I looked up, and there he was
Soaring gracefully through the air
I smiled to myself, and realized
Life really isn't unfair.