Blind Falcon: A Poem

I am a blind falcon

Soaring through darkness

Seeking the warmth of a sun

Whose light I long ago


I am a sightless aviator

Navigating by sound

And touch

And scent.

The mist is cool on my

Retracting and extending


So I flap ever harder.

In these black skies.


The author of The Pharaoh’s Cry,  Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky from the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles,  as well as the middle-grade Forest Secrets. Laurie Woodward  co-wrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet,  and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at


One thought on “Blind Falcon: A Poem

  1. Maybe is hard to fight for all this
    sometimes thinking it doesn’t matter
    there are people wanting to help
    but you have found a lot of haters
    good news is, you are full of hope
    fighting vs depression and the strife
    even if it’s dark, you’re in the Skye,
    you are flying seeking a better life.

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