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I Am An Eagle

Updated on October 24, 2011

I Am An Eagle

I am an Eagle. Look up. See me soaring the currents

Effortlessly over peaceful valleys and plains

I look down from a high perch observing

Crowded highways and frayed nerves

A homeless woman sitting on a park bench

Beside her, a shopping cart holding all her earthly possessions

Her stare not broken by the sound of sirens and chase on the street.



My place was once among this refuse. I bear scars amassed this road

Then one day the crushing weight broke me, I cried aloud to die

Desperate, I leaped. Fastening only to faith yet undeveloped

Trusting (scared by trusting) I would climb

I now can watch the sky fill with blackness build into a storm

I sit still. Turning my head one way and then the other

until the full gust of wind blows against my breast

Then I swing into the storm before me, not afraid of the pitch and toss

My spiritual wings carry me upward, lifting me to higher realms

I can fly!

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      Paddyboy60 6 years ago

      Very beautiful! When I see an eagle fly I feel connected.

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      It would be great for us to fly over the world like any bird. When I'm in my garden I sometimes get jealous over their freedom. up/beautiful

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      What a wonderful poem filled with so much meaning. Homelessness can happen quickly for so many reasons. Thanks for raising awareness of this tragic problem. The hope of a better day ahead in this life or the next is so beautifully symbolized by that flying eagle. Voted up and beautiful.

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      epigramman 6 years ago

      ...an extremely visionary and spiritual work told so beautifully in evocative poetic form - and thank you so much for your royal endorsement of my humble little hubspace - coming from a great writer like yourself - surely means a lot!

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