Take Flight: A Poem

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If my soul could fly,

It would journey until it saw your eyes,

Maybe it would stop in time,

Hit pause and rewind,

To when I was resting in your arms.


But it doesn't have wings,

And your arms may be strong,

But they're so out of reach,

It's as if there's a mountain,

Or a chasm in between.


I close my eyes and picture your face,

Wishing for peace as I'm all alone,

Feeling empty without your embrace,

I whisper your name to the wind,

But it doesn't listen, it doesn't touch, It doesn't love.


If my soul could fly,

The wind would be my friend,

I'd use it to carry me to you,

But it just mocks me with its howls,

A painful utterance louder than the echoes of my hollow heart.


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8 comments

3 years ago

Well written poem! (Voted up!)


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

f: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for voting!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

What a lovely poem. thank you


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I had to vote up, awesome and beautiful on your lovely poem. The video piano music is soothing and compliments your poetry. I will share and look forward to more by you. ~ Audrey


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btrbell 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Beautiful poem! Thank you! up+


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

Mhatter99: Thank you for reading! I'm happy you approve. :)

vocalcoach: Thanks for sharing!

btrbell: Thanks for voting up!


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thank you for sharing such a lovely poem. I really enjoyed it.


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Ebower 3 years ago from Georgia Author

BlossomSB: Thank you for reading it!

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