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Miracle of Flight

Updated on January 20, 2015

By: Wayne Brown

A point where thrust and lift overcome forces of earth

The chains of gravity fall away and flight takes birth

Man and machine meld together and act as one

Flying upward, upward, towards the blazing sun

Climbing upward into the silken beauty of earth’s sky

Soaring with eagles and brilliant white clouds flow by

Riding the currents and waves of an unseen sea

Given forth to the dreams of where man longs to be

Riding the winds and holding a steady course

Man and machine take on all of nature’s force

Navigating their way into the curiosity of above

Immersed in the art of flight and totally in love

Though winds blow hard and storm clouds rage

Man has come forth to an emerging new age

In sleek machines designed to conquer the winds

Here to explore and search for new friends

The perils are many yet man never ceases to return

To the silk of the blue and the lessons yet learned

To the thrill of the movement, the joy of the dance

The adventure of a lifetime if one takes the chance

Oh the feeling that occurs; earth chains fall asunder

That feeling of flight and such adventurous wonder

To rise above earth's grip and soar unto a height

To feel the freedom and exhilaration of man in flight

© Copyright WBrown2011. All Rights Reserved.


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    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @drbj...You were close...I was actually a Navigator on the C-130 Hercules Transport for over six years...a wonderful experience and it did give me the words! Thanks much! WB

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      drbj and sherry 

      7 years ago from south Florida

      Wayne - I knew from reading your exhilarating words that you were either a real or wannabe pilot. Gratified to learn I was on the right track. Thanks for the ride.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @Truckstop Sally...You could wear your cowboy hat in the C-130 for sure, for sure! It might be a bit cramped in that old F-104 Starfighter shown in the High Flight tribute. That is an awesome poem and an official favorite of Air Force flyers. WB

      @ladyjojo...Thank you and thanks for taking the time to read it and comment. Hope to see you again soon. WB

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      7 years ago

      NICE hub i long to fly like angels, soon soon i would

    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      WB - Wow! Thanks for the thrill and the dance. Inquiring minds want to know - could you wear your cowboy hat in the cockpit? The video is cool too. Great commentator's voice . . . touched the face of God.

      PS - I sent this (or something like this last night), but it never went thru. Please just delete the other one if it shows up. Thanks

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @Micky Dee...It's the same feeling Micky...all about the chains falling away and the wind in your man, free! WB

      @breakfastpop...You make me laugh. I just thought about sitting down to a cup of coffe with Wilbur and Orville Wright to explain to them what the end result has been of man's discovery of flight...I can almost see the look on their faces! LOL! WB

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      7 years ago

      Lately, I have only been experiencing the joy of flying in my mind. That way I don't get groped by strangers!!

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      Nice write. I fly on my bicycle every few days. God bless.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @WillStarr...I agree with you on the ultralights...a part of me wants to be in one. But it's the same part that wants to ride a Harley. The rationalization is that there are not any little blue hairs driving cars up in the sky. Glad to hear that you got with ltfalkes on the Reading will be a prized edition! WB

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      7 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      If it wasn't for their miserable safety record, I'd like to fly open cockpit ultralights.

      There's something about that magic moment when lift exceeds gravity and the wheels lose their grip on the Earth.

      Anther excellent job my friend. I'll see you at The Reading Room!

      Voted up and beautiful.

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      7 years ago from Texas

      @shynsly...That's okay...the love of it comes from the same source and mystery. The feeling is much the same. I gave it up after the Air Force because it was much too expensive as a hobby and become even more so. One wants to be very good at that craft or stay away. I still do simulators, etc....feeds the habit! WB

    • shynsly profile image


      7 years ago from Sierra Vista, AZ

      Never had the privilege of being "professionally" affiliated with aircraft, but always had a fascination with them (hence the RC helicopters, prolly the closest I'll ever get, lol). Awesome piece, WB.


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