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The art of Taking Flight - A true poetic dance high up in the Air

Updated on August 16, 2013

Up Up & Away!

Some objects

seem weightless amongst others

floating so effortlessly

Dazzling the viewers below

Many take lift with an extreme Caution


Such Aerodynamics

Smooth wing control

Strong Aileron's & Rudders

oh so cool Take off

The mechanics of flight is magnificent


Its Royalty above the Airways

The one and only Michael Jordan
The one and only Michael Jordan | Source

The Sky's the Limit

Some objects

Just seem infinitesimally smaller

in comparison to others

far down there at a distant glance


gaining so much ground coverage

awaiting a chance

to let down the landing gear

by CloudExplorer aka Mike Pugh

Inspiration comes from many places, this one was mine as a Child, I'm 37 years old today and I still wanna be like Mike

His Airness himself Mr. Air Jordan #23



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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Yay! Raciniwa made it to my Michael Jordan poem, thanks for the nice message, I definitely miss them days too, and even tried to be like him in college playing B-ball.

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      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Michael Jordan is my most favorite basketball player, i even used his number when i played basketball during college days...way to go Mike...

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Happyboomernurse, for spreading the hublove here for me, and for the vote up and all.

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      Gail Sobotkin 

      6 years ago from South Carolina

      Beautiful. You really captured the essence of taking flight, even momentary "lift offs" of athletes!

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @writer20 I'm so happy you enjoyed my hub and also thanks for the vote, I appreciate you sharing with me.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hi ChristyWrites, yup I love the whole flight concept, its my first poem about it, and I figured why not give Michael Jordan some credit while doing it.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @TToombs08 for reading and for sharing.

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Wonderful poetry I totally enjoyed.

      Vote up and awesome, Joyce.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a great flight using poetry! I vote up for the symbolism, inspiration and flowing tone of this hub.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Hello @Faith Reaper, yes a bird would be cool If I were one, but for now I'll stiff to trying to learn how to dunk a basketball again, lol.

      Thanks for reading and for sharing with me today. Fair winds & following seas, your new Air budd CloudExplorer.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @rahul0324, We fly together high above these clouds here bro, it feels so comforting to know that other writers besides myself, can share in our achievements with one another.

      Thanks man for your creativity as a fellow poet, and awesome hubber, I definitely appreciate your level of paying it forward for myself and others.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Billybuc, taking flight is something I learned to do myself, thanks to Michael Jordan motivating me years back, I use to dunk as well, but I'm only 5'11''. Its all good though I felt the love of basketball transcend from him to me way back then, and there's still a bit of the magic left.

      As for life is concerned yes indeed its an inspiration to pull from such themes, I'm just trying to learn how to steer my words into the right directions today, hoping that others might somehow enjoy it a bit.

      Thanks for the comforting review, and for the awesome insightful message you left me here, your one of the best at leaving them for folks for sure.

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      Terrye Toombs 

      6 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      A very airy poem. :) Voted up. :)

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      So very lovley is this piece! Your view from up in the clouds is superior, so as to produce such writing. How great would it be to be a bird for just at least an hour or so and taking flight, soaring through the air and diving back down to Earth ---so free. Voted up, awesome and beautiful. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jessee R 

      6 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I am flying with you my friend! What a fantastic poem and what beautiful thoughts put to it in brilliant form!

      You are a motivated soul my friend! I hope you fly high across the skies

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      To take flight, no matter our status life, no matter the obstacles, always trying to spread our wings and fly above the mundane of life...a beautiful poem not only about MJ but about the human spirit as well. Great job my friend!

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      @xstatic, Yes indeed, its people like Michael Jordan that simply have altered the path of humanity, with his sheer determination to take flight & succeed in life and basketball.

      Thanks man for reading and for sharing such thoughtful words for me here, I truly appreciate it.

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      Mike Pugh 

      6 years ago from New York City

      Gypsy Rose Lee, you know I love inspirational writing, and I just had to pay Sir Airness a tribute, and help uplift the spirits of others.

      Michael Jordan taught us all a great lesson in life, and that is to never quit dreaming, and never quick working hard to make it work itself out.

      This is my duty and what I owe to humanity as a writer, poet, and web master, and I will never give up. I will remain focused, and write like I've never written before, here up high in these digital airwaves on Hubpages.

      Thanks for paying my hub here a visit, for voting and for sharing with me like always, love your budd CloudExplorer.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      A fitting poem for your HP name, it floats, it flies. The one and only Michael Jordan, this captures his flights well. Up!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Thanks for the wonderful flight Mike. Very expressive and the sky's the limit.


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