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Wings of Wisdom

Updated on April 20, 2012

The bird takes its first step
To the edge of freedom
Taking wing
On his parent's wisdom

What will he remember
And what will he forget?
Freedom's cup
Could bring a life of regret


Full of promised choice
His legacy will begin
Free will
To be moral or full of sin

Will the sails of his mind
Be straight and true
With courage
For what he must subdue?

Will he hear my voice
In the expanse of his days
Echoing loudly
As a guide for his ways?

Will he feel my presence
As challenges rise before him
Providing strength
To reject superficial whim?

Will he feel my love
Unconditional and approving
His heart
Always knowing, never doubting?

Will he always remember
The days as a family
Forever together
Even in distant memory?

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      A beautiful poem about the arrival of manhood and the jitters the family feels when a boy moves out to become a man....

      Beautiful metaphor of a bird and it's flight used... powerful imagery and feelings to fall for... intriguingly beautiful... hat's off!

      :)

      Rahul

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      Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      Most of mental health case rooted from family, mostly relationship with parents. It is mean, No matter how bad the relationship between child and parents, it will never be forgotten. And the father like you, you will always in his heart, like your poems, will always be in our heart to remember.

      wonderful poem, as always.

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Simply beautiful; so often the creatures who live with us are more affected by change than we realize! Bittersweet, my friend.

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      As I read this I remember Jonathan Livingston Seagull's story...on how he rose above the mediocrity of seagull's life and explore his horizons thus life meaningfully...

      great poem as always Suburban...

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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Nice work, Mark. One of my favorites. Up and shared.

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      The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thanks to PDXKaraokeGuy I was reminded that I am a complete slacker in acknowledging everyone's comments. I have no excuse except to say that I write a poem almost daily and it takes a lot out of me along with work and family time.... thank all of you... I truly appreciate your kind remarks.

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      nenytridiana 4 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

      Wisdom is traveling from time to time.

      The wings of wisdom are spreading...

      and flapping to seek the wind.

      Wisdom is learning how to deal with the wind.

      Wisdom is learning how to deal with nature.

      Wisdom is learning how to deal with pain.

      Wisdom is learning how to deal with life.

      Wisdom is great learner.

      This an inspiring hub. Great job The Suburban Poet!

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      The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you nenvtridiana - sorry I took so long to acknowledge your wonderful words.

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