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Flying Far and Away~a Poem of Departure

Updated on November 27, 2012
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Lupita is the founder of Vegan Health and Yoga and is completing a masters in holistic nutrition. She is also writing a novel.

Taken traveling via Virgin Atlantic Airways on the Queen of the Skies!
Taken traveling via Virgin Atlantic Airways on the Queen of the Skies! | Source

The time has come to make a change,
To travel far and away on this plane.

To explore a place I've never been,
Get lost and carry away in a spin.

To try and speak or get tongue tied,
A language once heard but never applied.

Adventure begins as I climb aboard,
To travel a first ever flight offshore.

The stewards seem calm boarding the flight,
Yet that feeling of doom starts coming to height.

My senses kick in, my heart skips a beat
As I scoot myself through to find the wingseat.

Overhead bins filled and crammed,
But I manage to find a space toward the end.

As attendants remind us "get into your seat,"
Our pilot announces "we will start the retreat."

Excitement then take over my thoughts,
Yet anxiety and fear exchange them for fraught.

Parked on the tarmac we wait to depart,
Leaving reminds me of what's in my heart.

The speeding begins, my heart starts to pound,
This is real, its official, I'm leaving my town!
and praying to God as we lift off the ground.

With eyes wide shut, I say my Amen,
and patiently wait while we climb and ascend.

Looking outside I'm tempted to see
The earth getting farther away from me.

Its simply amazing how far and how high
we can zoom through clouds right into the sky!

Realizing just how long it will be,
I adjust my seat to sit comfortably.

Amazed and afraid seeing the ocean so wide
A seat high above, but there's nowhere to hide.

In less than a minute we're miles away,
arriving a new place in less than a day,

Departed, flying, far and away.



Copyright Lupita Ronquillo (c) 2012
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      LupitaRonquillo 13 months ago

      Thank you shprd74, and glad you could relate!

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Nice. I had the same awkward as well exciting feelings, when I travelled out of my country for the first time, first time in a flight, first time to an European country and culturally different, with a unknown language and a completely unplanned sudden trip. It amazes how I stayed for 3 months i,e Germany.

      Your poem has put words to that.


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      LupitaRonquillo 5 years ago

      Thanks for stopping by JaneA :)

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      JaneA 5 years ago from California

      Lovely. I share your awe in the ease of flight!

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      LupitaRonquillo 5 years ago

      Thanks Lady_E, I did enjoy it thoroughly.. love traveling! :D

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      Lovely to read. It's always nice to take a new adventure. Hope you enjoyed the trip.

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      LupitaRonquillo 5 years ago

      Welcome, thank you for reading! I'm starting to write poems when I need to break out of a writing block, it can really help! :)

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for shaing your experience via your beautiful poem.

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      LupitaRonquillo 5 years ago

      Hi Billybuc, thanks for reading... I went to England. It was an amazing experience to say the least... almost moved up there!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Well I hope it was an enjoyable trip; this poem was certainly enjoyable. Where did you go?