Image containing the text of a poem titled 'Changeling', taken from Shayanne's debut collection of poetry, titled 'DREAM'. Complete work can be read below:


Meandering through mossy groves with unmatched vigour,
the changeling eyes their surroundings
with an admixture of wonder and glee,
for, unlike their haughty predecessors,
they may race alongside the wind,
young and wild, but free.

Sweet changeling child,
are you not captivated by the hidden mysteries
encompassing this gentle morn? This forbidden land?
And do you not extend your arms to watch
streaks of sunlight shine upon your delicate hand?

Do you not find it strange
to be human, yet not entirely so?
To lust after the knowledge of your origins,
and the secrets of your folklore?
While desiring a connection with all
that must remain hidden, forevermore?

Changeling (n.) – A fairy child believed to have been secretly substituted by fairies for the parents’ real child in infancy. 🥀

I’ve always been intrigued by folklore, myth, and legends of any sort. Changeling too, was something written on a whim, and I didn’t really expect myself to like it as much as I do now.

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