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If I Could Fly ( a poem of inspiration)

Updated on May 13, 2015
If I could fly as the birds...
If I could fly as the birds...
I'd kiss the clouds...
I'd kiss the clouds...
Strong waterfowl fly through storms and powerful winds...
Strong waterfowl fly through storms and powerful winds...
They greet the morning light with singing and then flight...
They greet the morning light with singing and then flight...
Flying through airways and byways...our feathered friends to soar...
Flying through airways and byways...our feathered friends to soar...
Braving rain and fierce lightning...they still persist...
Braving rain and fierce lightning...they still persist...
A stoic watcher in the marsh...
A stoic watcher in the marsh...
I would greet each morning's golden light...
I would greet each morning's golden light...
Bid good by to the setting sun at evening...
Bid good by to the setting sun at evening...
Be at peace with my thoughts in evening's fading light..
Be at peace with my thoughts in evening's fading light..
Yes...I would fly and to feel that cool rush of air in my face...the freedom of spirit, then to embrace...
Yes...I would fly and to feel that cool rush of air in my face...the freedom of spirit, then to embrace...
I'd be as one with the wispy clouds...
I'd be as one with the wispy clouds...



Feathered creatures all to fly with such ease,

High in the sky, way above the tallest trees,

To dip and curl, among winds that all swirl,

Their flights carried by the errant breeze.


What must they see so high up in the air,

As tiny specks, they all must declare.

Amid sunlight's warmth and blue skies, rare,

Does greet each one, in climes so fair?


My envy I will impart to each precious one,

The vibrant birds and in their own domain,

Mere mortals to walk upon the green earth,

While up in the skies, wildfowl do surely reign.


As they all do glide and then to swoop about,

Barely a fond wing does flap or to strain,

Their visions, are so sharp, so very keen,

While on the smallest of objects to train.


In marshy swamps, those majestic Bayou birds ,

The Herons, wild Rails and the white Cranes,

So stoic are they, and to move with such ease,

As statuesque, to watch over watery lanes.


The waterfowl, bright wild ducks and grey geese,

Never are they still or their chattering to cease.

Their flights are all lovely, in formation as they fly,

As through storms and strong winds, all do ply.


The Warblers, song birds are such a fine treat,

By night and day, their fine lullabies, so sweet.

The great hawks, owls and eagles, to rule the skies,

As from great heights, dart and dive, then to arise.


The Humming birds, sparrows and small wrens,

All work so hard, as each new day begins.

Woodpeckers, Starlings, the black birds, all around,

As red birds, blue birds, the yellow and brown.


So captivating, admired, these small feathered friends,

Their airways and byways, seems to be without end.

They fly in such freedom, seemingly without any care,

Greet every Springtime, when they dance as a pair.


Yes...I would fly...feel the cool air in my face, in the sky,

Soar like an eagle, over hill and dale, to give my shrill call.

I would feel the freedom of spirit...our feathered ones to know,

Smile, as I look from above, on the broad valleys below.


At night...I would leave my silhouette by the brightest moonlight,

Wing my way over the terrain...the rivers and valleys, in my sight,

I would kiss the stars of the Milky Way, give chase to a comets fire,

I would relish in such grandeur, a fondest wish, meet my own desire.





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To experience such a grand...a wonder filled event...perhaps if only in our dreams...to fly...
To experience such a grand...a wonder filled event...perhaps if only in our dreams...to fly...

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      A seriously nice piece of writing, packed with really beautiful lines, very well done, thanks for sharing, voted up, Lee

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you Lee, my friend and blessings on this fine Spring evening. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      This is awesome, whonu. I'd love to fly with the birds!

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you for stopping by my friend. whonu

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      What a wonderful poem and awesome photos whonu. I'd love to join you in flight.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thanks my friend and perhaps one day we will all fly...whonu.

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      Oh whonu that is adorable, you really took it to wing. Those were a beautiful choice of photos to use. I wish that I had written it. I voted up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

      To top it off, I love birds.

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      Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

      breathtaking.. who knew? I loved it

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thanks to my friends Kevin and Frank for their encouraging words of support. whonu

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Oh so nicely done!!

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you Audrey and blessings. whonu

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      Very beautiful poem, Whonu. God bless your Beauty-Heart. Peace.

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. whonu

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      Deb Hirt 24 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Excellent work! Since the dawn of time, flight has been the wonder and awe of all. Most amazing to me, is the silent flight of the owl...

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      whonunuwho 24 months ago from United States

      Thank you for stopping by. Yes, the owl is one of my favorites. whonu

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