I am Afraid to Fly

I am Afraid to Fly

A Poem by ~Dragon X

Bird wants to fly, but can't.

A sparrow raps at my window,
Waking me up to go.

The bird,
pretty and feathered--

It did not understand.
I was locked on land.

They are acrobats,
I am a rat.

They swoop, dive, flutter, fly,
I scurry, leap, plop, die.

I cannot fly.

My wings never saw me,
 Fit to touch the sky.

Mine are pink and ugly,
Theirs are rainbow and pretty.

Mine are weak and withered,
Theirs are strong, undeterred. 

I will fall,
I won't fly.

I am afraid,
Afraid to fly.

© 2011 ~Dragon X

Author's Note

~Dragon X
This is the last poem I'll be putting up for the week because morning after I'm leaving for camp! *Wipes tear from eye* You'll be able to review this for my while I'm gone won't you?
Anywho, I saw the AWESOMEST bird this morning. It woke me up. I think it was a sparrow, but it was as big as a raven, and it had a white chest, a black band over its eyes, a black beak, and a light blue back. I only saw this bird once before in my neighborhood, and I thought I was crazy when I saw it cause I only caught a brief glimpse. But it's AWESOME! Usually a wood dove wakes me up in the morning, if at all. This was a nice treat! :D Blue is my favorite color. We only usually get robins or cardinals around here, so....
I made this poem after in deep thought at night about the bird. (and about how I wish I could fly, but I am afraid of heights) :')

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Good poem, but seriously I am afraid to fly lol.

Posted 8 Years Ago

pretty great poem, as usual XD

Posted 8 Years Ago

I really enjoyed reading this. It brightened me up :) I'm guessing you love animals as much as I do XD

Posted 8 Years Ago

Amazing poem, very strong in voice and imagery. and are you afraid of heights or of falling from those heights?

Posted 9 Years Ago

aww beautiful i love this poem very much

Posted 9 Years Ago

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It's amazing! I am afraid to fly..

Posted 9 Years Ago

amazing poem
i love love love love love this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

I like this poem. I especially like that it was inspired by something so simple, it always give things a very warm undertone.

Another job well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow...amazingly well written. Whimsical little piece! One of my favorite poems, and I'm choosy in poems!
~Jasmine Thousand~

Posted 9 Years Ago

Of course anyone can fly if they try hard enough. Poor bird though :(
Nice read (as are all your others).

Posted 9 Years Ago

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