~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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Dye
So many times I thought I should be doing something else, but eventually realized I was pursuing the wrong dream. I'm finally where I'm meant to be. You have beautiful way with words.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Nice when you finally figure it out, isn't it? Thanks so much Dye.
And like the phoenix from the flames, you fly higher than all the rest !

Powerful and emotional, this was a great poem to read & review, splendid once more Frieda P... ( I now know the P stands for Poetess )( -:(-:(

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Awh Tom, I'm going to tell the minions that, thanks muchly :-)
Tom

7 Years Ago

Let them down gently now !
Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Oh they hardly ever listen to me anymore anyhoo..............
And dance you do my sweet poetic friend. You dance about these pages in such beauty that whether you realize it or not, you are flying...a beautiful butterfly on a cloudless day frolicking from flower to flower alloowing us a glimpse as each morsel of sweet nectar you find. Very beautiful Frieda.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Such a poetic response in your reviews Jack, thanks always my sweet friend.
When we find our passion we find our wings. What a beautiful poem of loss and redemption.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks Anne, muchly appreciated.
beautiful flying words :)

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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thanks Emily :-)
The phrase 'Inside Im dancing' was never more apt Frieda. Im sure most of the animal kingdom watch the birds with envy - I know my little dog does from his window vantage-post but I wouldn't swap him for a bird, not ever. He makes my heart sing at times. We all bring something to the table of Life.
So....dance...Frieda Pickles....dance...
XX

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Awh you've touched my heart yet again Antonio..........xo
ANTO

7 Years Ago

Well I couldn't miss - its so bloody big that heart of yours...
Im kidding of course, what I m.. read more
"Found the poetry within my soul
realized the wings were in my heart
all along, I was meant to dance "
I like the above lines. It is good to know what we truly need. Thank you for the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Thank you for this excellent review Coyote, always appreciate your words.
Ah, Frieda... You could always fly. It was just that you lacked the confidence till you learned to let your heart dance which set your soul free. You have it all and more, those wings on your heels, so fly high, Frieda, fly high!

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

What a sweet thing to say ron, thanks for this most gracious review..........!
Frieda... I am truly taken aback by this piece. Such sincere depth! Add this to your best hits list! My pen hand bows to you here! Unbelievable.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Wow I'm putting this review on the top shelf with my vintage wine....thanks Travis!
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

7 Years Ago

Well thank you, Frieda. ;)
You soar with your words. You rock, Frieda.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Frieda P

7 Years Ago

Woo, thanks Plume, that just made my afternoon.

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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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