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Our Flight

Updated on January 6, 2012

We, birds gliding fluidly, crossed paths.

Softness of feathers, strength of wings, colors, attracted.

Suddenly, easily, jovially, we joined.

At first flying side by side,

We, so attracted, tangled.

My left wing, wrapped around your right.

Gradually, heavily, painfully, flying became labored.

Heavy, we, mutant bird now formed, struggled through and over dark clouds and low points, harshly.

You sought to separate for easier travel, I held firmer.

Unexpectedly, my own wing began to weaken.

Losing feathers, my flight suffered.

Finally, full of fear, I released.

Only to find the beauty of side by side travel.


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      sofs 5 years ago

      The wisdom in these words is amazing. We all need our space and it is lovely to to fly side by side. Beautifully written. Have a great day.

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      Dan Harmon 5 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Cleaner is right - thee is much to be gleaned from this. You have done very well here - I don't generally find much in poetry, but this I like.

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      KrystalD 6 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks cleaner!

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      I like this, so many things that it can mean.

      a couple who are together, then they have to part. the sadness is gone and they go on.

      great work,