~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


Author's Note

Frieda P

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

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


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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



Reviews

i too was made to dance not fly...but in my head and mind, i fly when i dance....to some far off place where the beat keeps me sane.

nicely done...did you mean "fledgling"?

we drop down as far as we can plummet...but dancing can bring us up out of the abyss.

i like jo jo's line in "Across the Universe"

"music is the only thing that matters...play it loud enough, it keeps the demons at bay"

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Flying & dancing at the same time has to be the best feeling in the world jacob and yes, thanks for .. read more
Everything the followed the opening ellipsis is pure and unadulterated Frieda, and yet that ellipsis has a stranglehold on my imagination...I don't recall you ever opening a poem this way (if you have, forgive me, you're aware of the swiss cheese I call my current memory) but if you have, it is not affected me like it has here...we both know already that your words are golden, but I can't help wondering what was going through your mind before that first line was penned...but it is not the destiny of the reader to know that...familiar pleasures, Mrs.R :) xo

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

Always happy when I can bring some sun to your morning Mrs.R...and it's much better for you, if you .. read more
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

You know I meant to say I don't recall what prompted this one, usually it's music or an image, but I.. read more
kublakhan27

7 Years Ago

I agree, those usually are the best ones, or the most rewarding at least :) xo
This is beautiful writing. I loved the feel and idea of your poem. The last few lines were very powerful. Congratulations.

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thank you for your visit Bob and such a gracious review.
Those last three lines choked me up a bit... not sure why other than the fact that the whole piece is beautifully written, and comes to a satisfying sigh of contentment in these lines.

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Wow Rita, I didn't expect that reaction but I'm thrilled it was so affecting, thank you muchly.
First of all I am so glad you wrote this, Frieda....This truly lifted my heart...

The picture at the end is amazing and speaks volumes... It shows relevance and resilience...
However, your words are the essence of your soul and that is what truly shines here...

Lovely write! ~xoxoxo~

P.S. I enjoyed the song as well... tranquil!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Awh Robbiecakes, that's so good to know my sweet friend....xoxo
your heart will light on a feather and float.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Sweet lee, grazie mille.
a poetic heart is always dancing and a dancing heart is always flying... i am envious, you have the best of all hearts.... i am not one for fate and i think we are always searching for more in life, if not, don't we then die inside, even if just a little... Frieda, write and dance to the skies!!!! did i say i really enjoyed your poem.... ----redzone

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

What a lovely review redzone, thank you, muchly appreciated my friend.
That describe me except my wings are not in my heart, it's in my tibia.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Sounds like that might hurt Starry, thanks muchly.
Oh, but you DO fly, Frieda....you soar with the butterflies every time you write a beautiful poem like this one. We are all meant to express ourselves differently in life. There is no doubt you were meant to be a poet. Your words do dance across the page and when I get to the last line, I am disappointed. Just lovely! Lydi**

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks for this most gracious review Lydia...I'm humbled.
OK this one is gorgeous.. Loved it..
"Found the poetry within my soul
realized the wings were in my heart
all along, I was meant to dance "

I loved that you started it with "and" not something I see much in poetry.. Thank you for a beautiful read.. Rose

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

shallimarRose

7 Years Ago

lmao that happens to me all the time.. Someone posted on my poem Thank you once again for awful poet.. read more
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Hahah now slimmer doesn't sound so bad................ ;-)
shallimarRose

7 Years Ago

No I would love to be slimmer.. lolol... xo

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

2167 Views
63 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 10 Libraries
Added on September 16, 2013
Last Updated on September 21, 2013
Tags: dancing, flying, poetry, rhythm, wings, self realization

Author

Frieda P
Frieda P

NJ



About
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..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..