Soar

Soar

A Poem by Frances L. Phillips
"

sometimes it isn't the destination but rather the journey and determination.

"

 

I spread my wings to soar,
High above the hills,
Over mountains or plains
My wanderer’s heart can’t be still.
 
I reach high to the heavens,
The ground can’t hold my soul,
For only when I chase my dreams
Am I ever truly whole.
 
I spread my wings to take my flight,
I am not destined to only stand,
And though my wings have unfurled before,
This time I will leave flat land.
 
I will reach beyond the clouds,
High to heavens and touch the stars,
Though I may have previously fallen,
The fall was never too far.
 
For the fall can not be judged,
By the pain of injuries incurred,
But a fall can only be judged,
By the amount of lessons learned.
 
My falls have always taught,
And taught me very well,
I rise once more, spread my wings,
And take off from where I fell.
 
For my soul was never destined,
To be shackled to solid ground,
For a dreamer must be willing to travel,
To wherever their dream can be found.
 
My dreams have always led me,
High above the stars,
And when I finally get there,
It will be worth the battle scars.

© 2012 Frances L. Phillips


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Frances....for this poem alone, I love you. This poem, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, is beautiful, powerful and so touching. You show so much strength as a both a human being and a writer in this piece, it is absolutely stunning. So many people forget how important it is to let ourselves dream. We get that idea that if we think something can not be achieved we she leave it be. Every journey begins with a dream, these days we've come to see it as a goal, nonetheless, the beginning of a journey is still a part of the journey; even if you live your entire life at the beginning of a journey to a dream, as long as you believe and are true to it, some form of you gets there whether it be in body, spirit, or mind. Some people no longer understand that a dream can be lived in a heart just as well as it can be lived in a life. I myself had lost sight of this until reading your poem just now. I somehow forgot that the natural progression of falling is rising. Your words revived that knowledge to my person. Thank you so much for such a marvelous piece, and also for evoking a review from me that's going to be half of my next poem, hahaha, Journey to a Dream coming your way. But seriously, very nice, very true, very important, very beautiful, and VERY necessary, piece you have written here. Don't ever lose sight of everything you have. To be able to write these words is to have Goddess like, grace....damn...ok there's another poem. I love you main. AND LOVE THE PIC YOU FOUND!

For the fall can not be judged,
By the pain of injuries incurred,
But a fall can only be judged,
By the amount of lessons learned.

If those are not the most true words ever spoken, I do not know what is. Once again something we all forget to remember, we can not focus on why things happen but only on what you gain from the experience. You displayed that message so beautifully with this stanza.

Also,

My dreams have always led me,
High above the stars,
And when I finally get there,
It will be worth the battle scars.

Another severely powerful message comes from this stanza. It gave me the vision of retired veterans or soldiers of war, sharing battle stories and showing battle scars to go along with, and being so proud of their tales, victories as well as defeats. We have to remember that if something is easily acquired it's probably not worth having. We should embrace our struggles. Great way of displaying the heart of such a strong beautiful person.

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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Thoughtful and very well expressed beautiful poem.
Pal

Posted 9 Months Ago


I truly enjoy this piece. The word choice, imagery, flow, and tone of this piece are phenomenal, and your use of rhetorical strategies to convey your purpose is phenomenal. Very nicely written, thank you for sharing :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is a very uplifting poem making it clear why it's so great to keep achieving your goals and making dreams come true. Only the tough and determined reach their dreams, too many others fail and never completely heal their wounds. "For the fall can not be judged, By the pain of injuries incurred, But a fall can only be judged, By the amount of lessons learned." Lessons are worthless if not learned from and used to better ourselves, very positive and motivational. "I rise once more, spread my wings, And take off from where I fell." Failure should not set you back any, but give a new place to start from. Similar to my writing philosophy when I have other critique them; they may be good, they may be bad, but my abilities to grow as a writer...."will be worth the battle scars".

One small suggestion, probably the only one I have for this write:
Can ever I be truly whole. ---- Am I ever truly whole.


Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

WOW....that's incredible...I really DO have a lot to learn ^^. I can't even find an elaborate compliment like everybody else so I'll just say...AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Posted 13 Years Ago


An excellent, uplifting message. A stunning, soaring write.

Posted 13 Years Ago


I love the hope shining through your words. Nice flowing poem. Very uplifting.

Posted 13 Years Ago


Frances....for this poem alone, I love you. This poem, sincerely, from the bottom of my heart, is beautiful, powerful and so touching. You show so much strength as a both a human being and a writer in this piece, it is absolutely stunning. So many people forget how important it is to let ourselves dream. We get that idea that if we think something can not be achieved we she leave it be. Every journey begins with a dream, these days we've come to see it as a goal, nonetheless, the beginning of a journey is still a part of the journey; even if you live your entire life at the beginning of a journey to a dream, as long as you believe and are true to it, some form of you gets there whether it be in body, spirit, or mind. Some people no longer understand that a dream can be lived in a heart just as well as it can be lived in a life. I myself had lost sight of this until reading your poem just now. I somehow forgot that the natural progression of falling is rising. Your words revived that knowledge to my person. Thank you so much for such a marvelous piece, and also for evoking a review from me that's going to be half of my next poem, hahaha, Journey to a Dream coming your way. But seriously, very nice, very true, very important, very beautiful, and VERY necessary, piece you have written here. Don't ever lose sight of everything you have. To be able to write these words is to have Goddess like, grace....damn...ok there's another poem. I love you main. AND LOVE THE PIC YOU FOUND!

For the fall can not be judged,
By the pain of injuries incurred,
But a fall can only be judged,
By the amount of lessons learned.

If those are not the most true words ever spoken, I do not know what is. Once again something we all forget to remember, we can not focus on why things happen but only on what you gain from the experience. You displayed that message so beautifully with this stanza.

Also,

My dreams have always led me,
High above the stars,
And when I finally get there,
It will be worth the battle scars.

Another severely powerful message comes from this stanza. It gave me the vision of retired veterans or soldiers of war, sharing battle stories and showing battle scars to go along with, and being so proud of their tales, victories as well as defeats. We have to remember that if something is easily acquired it's probably not worth having. We should embrace our struggles. Great way of displaying the heart of such a strong beautiful person.

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I love this piece, especially the idea of falling being measured by how many lessons you learn. Everyone makes mistakes, and can learn from them and move on. A wonderful write, you did a great job with this one.

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is such a lush poem, filled with brilliant, magnificent beauty. I was engaged with its thoughtful expression from the first verse on down to the end. It's almost like feeling myself fly high.

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Nice.. I like it.
It should be for all..
'Raise'
a good write, indeed.
Blessings...
~rupam

Posted 13 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Frances L. Phillips
Frances L. Phillips

Houston, TX



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I am a poet mainly, although if a topic interests me, I may occasionally write in the non fiction or even seldomly the Fiction genres. I am working on a novel that is going it's own direction. I h.. more..

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