~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...

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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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One word... Beautiful. I enjoyed reading this. This speaks to the soul. Great Job

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks for the visit & review Fluttershy.
Flying may be the next stap after dancing...

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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Feels that way Marie...
This makes me think of all the things I longed to become when I was a child but never even got close to accomplishing. We do need to recognize that the things we can do or become to avoid devaluing ourselves. I daily fight depression, and your words here could serve as a boon for me and many other.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

What a nice thing to say annie lee, thank you...
can understand your yearning to fly as poetic bird.You are flying but you say you are learning to fly.it tells us about your humility

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks for pausing on my page Jvl, much appreciate your review.
Frieda - you never seem to amaze...with the verse and photo...plus the music balances this verse...I've been traveling for 34 hours by plane...I'm a bit in a jet lagged mode...good to read this one...

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Oh poor you, I don't think I could handle 34 hours on a plane, Italy nearly did me in...you picked a.. read more
I like this one Frieda, very good one

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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks for your visit & review Adam, much appreciated.
"Found the poetry within my soul
realized the wings were in my heart
all along, I was meant to dance"

Sometimes, we try to make impossible to possible. That's what we called HOPE. But as we learn from doing such thing, we discover where we should fit in. That's what we called ACCEPTANCE. We should accept what's meant for us.

Nice poem, Frieda.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Yes hope & acceptance, sometimes we, or I should say 'I' need to be reminded, thanks Dhaye....
Daisie Vergara (Dhaye)

7 Years Ago

Welcome, Frieda. :) :) :)
Ah the moment of discovery...how sublime!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Pete, love that word 'sublime'!
Great idea, a fine running metaphor, and I like the use of the three lines to finish it..

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thank you Leslie, jazzed you enjoyed this one.
Can't imagine you doing anything else but dance, if not physically but in and with your dreams and imagination. You are flight personified, dear friend. Beautiful.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thank you for your luverly words my dear friend, muchly appreciate petulia. x

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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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