Learning to Fly

Thank you so much for the nomination and the award. I really do appreciate it.

This birds young, not broken
An old soul stuck in a youthful form
It’s will not yet spoken
Wings strong enough to whether any storm.

Been grounded now for quite some time
With clipped wings and shackled claws
A life of comfort has all been fine
Very little excitement, even fewer falls.

Comforts die and the wings get restless
As any bird it dreams of more
A need for the winds touch on all its feathers
To soar from waterfalls to valley floors

Dreaming of gliding from mountain peeks
This grounded bird must learn to fly
If it wants to learn from all it seeks
Jump off this earth and devour the sky

All these things would be so fun
While soaring at great heights
This bird wants to puncture the sun
And be a predator at night.

Let this bird live it’s life, anew
Don’t cage it in, don’t kill it’s soul
You may want it next to you
But, you must learn to let it go

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 13:40:50

    did you write what you see on vacation?
    beautiful imagery.
    love mountains and birds and more….

    let me know if you wish to be part of poets rally week 33.
    Cheers,

    Reply

  2. LoLa
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 14:27:20

    Thanks Jingle,
    I was on vacation like 2 weeks ago. This poem was inspiried by a friend who told me I was like a eagle who hadn’t yet learned to fly. That I needed to spread my wings and fly.

    Reply

  3. karen
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 15:22:19

    Beautiful!

    Reply

  4. karen
    Nov 19, 2010 @ 15:27:35

    I loved that Annie Lennox song! I have heard it before but never really listened. How apropos!

    Reply

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  6. Jingle
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 09:40:42

    Glad to see you fly,
    thanks for sharing, perfect piece for poets rally,
    hope that you enjoy reading others.
    cheers!
    have fun today.
    😉

    Reply

  7. tasithoughts
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 10:23:47

    Perfect. Imagery and word construction.

    JP

    http://tasithoughts.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/thankfulness/

    Reply

  8. Jingle
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 11:25:16

    nominate a poet if you can, thanks for the acceptance.

    Reply

  9. The Reason You Come
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 00:21:36

    Such lovely words and images created! I like that you compared yourself to a bird that needs to fly. Beautiful piece!

    Reply

  10. gnarlyoak
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 11:15:47

    an awesome take on the life of the caged bird. I love the flow and use of rhyme. awesome job.

    “This grounded bird must learn to fly
    If it wants to learn from all it seeks
    Jump off this earth and devour the sky”

    lingering, powerful lines.

    Reply

  11. Sheri
    Nov 21, 2010 @ 11:25:37

    Every souls aspiration…to learn to fly. Vivid and hopeful. Lovely. 😀

    Reply

  12. Rashmi
    Nov 23, 2010 @ 01:22:52

    Beautiful poem..
    I like these lines very much
    “Been grounded now for quite some time
    With clipped wings and shackled claws
    A life of comfort has all been fine
    Very little excitement, even fewer falls.”

    Reply

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