~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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I like this poem. It's got a hint of longing in it and acceptance. Great job Frieda

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks Baby, jazzed.
"Found the poetry within my soul
realized the wings were in my heart
all along, I was meant to dance ". Like this :)



Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Grazie mille Kleio :-)
yup this is my favorite poem ever just saying. you've effectively written a dance poem i enjoy. who am i kidding i enjoy any dance poem haha. but seriously wowsers poem momma margarita

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Wowsers Jen, thanks muchly.
Darling, I think this is the best thing you've ever written...and that is saying something!! This is absolutely BRILLIANT!!
This goes into my library...on the very TOP SHELF!!
Dance, my beautiful friend...
And let us all dance with you!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Woo Angel, doing the happy dance to this one!! Thanks my sweet friend..............
You dance like sky is beneath your feet and all the heavens audience. You are so amazing! This is a touching piece on so many levels but I imagine you already know that.:) You are sunshine even on the darkest day!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

I'm truly humbled by your review RQ, thanks so much......
I love how you accepted your destiny here from always wanting to fly away but at the end you realized that you were meant to dance with the rhythm of love and life. If you fly away , you will fly solo but if you dance and sing you will touch many and many lives ...A very beautiful poem...:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Oooh I like that Sami....so true, thanks muchly my friend :-)
Sami Khalil

7 Years Ago

ou are welcome...:)
Beautifully penned...yes we always wonder if we should be doing something else...enjoyed Frieda...:)


Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks for the visit Rose, always appreciate your kind reviews. :-)
O! this is wonderful. I enjoy the lyric.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Grazie mille Onyia-ota, jazzed you enjoyed.
Nice, I like how you .ade lemomade with this one.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Ha like that Mark, I might quote you....
Don't they say it is through our trials and mistakes that we find ourselves?
Sometimes we think we're on the right road, only to realize we're meant for something else entirely. Other times, it takes a kick to the gut for us to appreciate that we're on the right road, but have been looking at it from the wrong angle.
So much being said in your poem, Frieda. Love the expression (and the picture is perfect with this) and the thought provoking nature of the verse. Well done, my friend.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

So many kicks in the gut it seems Sirrah, thanks for your 'always' insightful reviews my friend.

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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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