O Icarus you didn't fall.

O Icarus you didn't fall.

A Poem by Fairy Khan

You tried to touch the sky
O Icarus, though you fell
you inspire
you make me want
to have faith and never
be afraid to try.

Even so Apollo melted
your feathers of wax
and burned your skin
for wanting to come close to him,
and aiming for the sun
was nothing like you thought,
and the ocean's thunder
your ultimate peace,
your hands reaching for
Daedalus
while he had no clue
of how you were drowning,
not because of your search
for needless satisfaction,
but under the weight of his sins.

You still inspire,
you make me want
to give it all up
for that one love,
expecting nothing in return
and rising above
in a world
which is already deluged.

© 2020 Fairy Khan


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an inspiration and true ... both the mythical legend & this fine poem you have penned ... I wrote about Icarus too not that long ago ...

Posted 1 Month Ago


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A different kind of poem...so refreshing...love the title...remember...rise up for yourself first and all will rise up with you...:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

its a wonderful poem.I never expected a poem bout icarus but this came out superb.Reach for your stars too.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Excellent explained and expressed poetry. I don't see Icarus a subject of poetry as much as I should, but it's nice to come across a nice one as was this. Tyfs

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A very well written poem with a sombre tone as you recount the tale of Icarus but like many take some inspiration from a 'fools attempts' at rising above his status. The structure of this poem is faultless.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

To reach for the stars. A worthwhile dream. I liked your phrase for the man. Thank you my friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

' Expecting nothing in return - And rising above - In a world - which is already deluged.'

Trying to reach the heights in anything at any level is what makes the world.. life.. love.. become that much richer and worthier. Icarus dared, that's what matters, no need to analyse or criticise the result, the scars, the near disaster.. reaching out is an emotional trial that needs be tested.

So impressed by the feel of this post, the thoughts behind it, seeing another facet of a familiar myth and one's own acceptance of anything beyond the norm. The Icarus example reminds me of the wee spider that tried and tried again - happens! A wonderful collection of words that had become far more by its finish.

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A lovely inspiring work.Thanks for sharing.

Posted 7 Months Ago


(You still inspire You make me want To give it all up For that one love Expecting nothing in return And rising above In a world which is already deluged.) The entire post just takes my breath away and this fabulous closure in the final stanza is just the icing on the cake! Bravo. ~Sharon

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The good thing about martyrs is the positive effect they can have on others. The speaker in this offering acknowledges the failure of Icarus' unwise efforts, but is inspired by his willingness to try, to give his all to soar above the commonplace. Perhaps there is something to be said for going out in a blaze of glory as opposed to gradually falling apart in place.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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