~I never did learn to fly

~I never did learn to fly

A Poem by Frieda P

...and I never did learn to fly
   always trying to take flight
came close a time or two,
  could never quite get off the ground
wings were clipped as a fledgling
       stories written on caged walls
echoed, yet there were no lyrics to sing
   without a voice on a prayer
plummeted to  abysm's bottomless pit
    till I could feel no more
there in the dark stillness lie the secret
          rhythm and music filled the air
Found the poetry within my soul
realized the wings were in my heart
all along, I was meant to dance 

© 2013 Frieda P


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Frieda P

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Never quite learned to fly, but you know how to dance... Beautifully portrayed piece. This one speaks to the beauty of human nature, in my opinon. We so often try (bang our heads against the wall) to be something that we are not, when the truth of our souls is hidden within all the time, waiting to be unlocked. Really enjoyed this one...

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Happens quite often, to me anyway, thanks for your insightful review Friday, nice to see you back he.. read more



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Hi Frieda, missing you on WC. I came across this, realized i had not read it and am such a good fan of you, I loved this one so much especially this line Found the poetry within my soul realized the wings were in my heart all along, I was meant to dance.
Hope to see you soon

Posted 7 Years Ago


finding thyself can be a life long journey...nice work Freida....

Posted 7 Years Ago


I think we are all born knowing how to fly, just like babies can swim without being taught. It's just some of us learn to soar higher than others, and some prefer to be more grounded. You can dance in the night you can fly into the sun, but your wings Frieda are made of poetry adored by everyone.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Astro

7 Years Ago

That too, but more of just your deep flavor.
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Hot sauce anyone/ lol ;-)
Astro

7 Years Ago

Muy caliente!! ;)
I enjoyed your poetic lament.
You always seem to inspire my mind to write poetic responses as well...
I see you may never have learned to fly. The ground can be a dangerous place and lonely as well. Still, little bird, I will sing to you a song of wind and stars and you will hear the joy of it in my singing. Then you will cry anew when you feel the altitude screaming terror's echo of the crushing of my bones... I flew. High. Too high, too long, and too far. How content I am to hop along the grassy meadow with you today. How blessed to see your dancing feet and your face looking with longing to the skies I will forever dread to know...

Sorry, but it is your fault for inspiring my little mind... Ha.
I do so love the emotion you pour into your work. It is palpable and it brings me out of my shell a bit.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

 David Scott

7 Years Ago

Well, more like you should get credit for it than you being at fault...
Unless it really is a .. read more
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Haha you inhaling those fumes again hon, you're rambling ;-) xo
 David Scott

7 Years Ago

Just a ramblin cowboy... :p
You had it in you the entire time ;-) xoxo

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Awwwh, love you the kimmer!! xoxo
KAOlmsted

7 Years Ago

Me too you. xoxo
I can't fly or dance so in my book you and this poem SOAR!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

You can dance hon, I've seen you dance, thanks Tam!
The gift of poetry soothes the shattered soul and somehow from the words that poor forth from our hearts we really do learn how to fly. Just beautiful Frieda.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Carolann, glad you enjoyed this one....
Carolann Dowsett

7 Years Ago

Welcome Frieda.
We all have to find our own avenue for expression and your poem conveys that well!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Barbara.
I'm so glad you found your poetic wings...your poetry is imaginative, original and creative. Always a pleasure to read your words Frieda.

:) Julie

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Grazie mille Julie, you're too kind :-)
Pursuing the wrong talent, only to find the talent lies elsewhere; well done, I liked this one. The imagery was quite flawless as well.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks Tai, jazzed you enjoyed this one.

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Tags: dancing, flying, poetry, rhythm, wings, self realization

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If you want to know me, read my poetry, it's all in there. I am a mother of three sons (my finest moments) a sister, a survivor and a little bit crazy. I lost my beloved sister to suicide, so you'll.. more..

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