~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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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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Now here we go. A poet with vision and imagination that lets our minds eye enjoy full view of her thoughts and expressions. Love it. Please keep writing. Send this to a contest it is wonderful. I must admit you have also given me pause to think of my wings newly found. Pilot and Poet. Thank you.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

You're too kind Tom, thanks so much, did you actually get your pilot's license?
Tom C

7 Years Ago

I am a Student pilot right now and doing what is called cross countries where I fly at least 50 mile.. read more
Everyone has poetic wings, but few know that they have 'em, and even fewer know how to use 'em. You have some wonderful lines here. Wings are great metaphors. What would a caterpillar be without butterfly wings that let her dance poetic motions across Summer skies?

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks Athereal, glad you enjoyed my dance here.
Aethereal

7 Years Ago

You're welcome!
WOW, so often we don't realize where our strengths lye, but you have found your wings in your poetry and learned how to make words dance across the page. Greatly enjoyed this poem. Trace

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Wow, greatly appreciate your kind words Trace, thanks so much.
Wow this is absolutley gorgeous.
"Found the poetry within my soul
realized the wings were in my heart
all along, I was meant to dance"
Loved these lines, so inspiring and totally relatable.
Well penned :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks muchly annabellee jazzed you enjoyed. :-)
annabellee

7 Years Ago

you are most welcome :)
Ah the poetic heart You seem to have found your wings

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Dancing away Tate, thanks so much.
"stories written on caged walls...
there in the dark stillness lie the secret.....
all along, I was meant to dance "

you are a masterful poetess.... i always enjoy reading your work, and exploring new ways to think and consider and connect. wonderful words. thank you for the world that you show in your words. it adds such depth and fullness to my own.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Holy poetry Siren, I'm doing the happy dance to your review :-) Thanks so much.
Siren

7 Years Ago

i do a happy dance to this write! definitely shelving it in my library (:
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Ha good now we're both dancing! :-)
Wow! What a beautiful poem! It is quite appealing in its own way!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Wow, I can't even concentrate on what you said, I love your pen name, ha I meant thank you...!
wow I love it. Nice work.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks joshua, nice of you to stop by....
Oh Frieda I adore that last verse! It felt like a miracle and I guess that's just what it is, when you think you can't write and then realise you can. Love that positive ending. Gorgeous! And I also love the contrast from the main body of the poem to that last verse. Clever penning that show the reader how difficult that journey can be, yet the rewards at the end are breathtaking within our own spirits.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

I love your review wordwarrior, glad you picked up on that little nuance too, thanks muchly my frien.. read more
Maybe you've been looking at the wrong metaphor. Maybe you weren't meant to fly but to burn as a surviving flame, dancing in the night. :) Nice Frieda

P.S. Like the avatar photo hot stuff

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

I like that thought too Revery, thanks so much :-)

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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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