Her once golden, beautiful wings had been tattered and twisted

Her once steady and confident glide had become unstable.

The charming song that she once produced from her beak was now dead silence.

Once upon a time, there was a shimmer in her eyes...

But over time, that had died.

Once upon a time, she had a sense of self- a confidence

But over time, that had died.

Once upon a time, she was so close to her destination, so high in the clear blue skies

But over time, she lost her way and became a fallen bird.